A Clinical Approach to Anemia

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Clinical approach to anemia

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<ul><li> Dr Manish Chandra Prabhakar MGIMS Sewagram </li> <li> Review basic science of the RBC Define Anemia Review key aspects of history, physical and lab evaluation Review a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis Case-based application of clinical concepts </li> <li> Hemoglobin reversibly binds and transports 02 from lungs to tissues 4 globin chains &amp; iron </li> <li> Iron key element in the production of hemoglobin absorption is poor Transferrin iron transporter Ferritin iron binder, measure of iron stores, *also acute phase reactant* </li> <li> Anemia-values of hemoglobin, hematocrit or RBC counts which are more than 2 standard deviations below the mean HGB</li></ul>