How are acquired hemolytic anemias diagnosed?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Usually, the acquired hemolytic disorders with intracorpuscular defects are not difficult to diagnose. Vitamin B-12 and folic acid deficiencies are associated with macrocytic anemia, the presence of hypersegmented polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the peripheral smear, megaloblastic bone marrow, physical findings of the underlying cause of the deficiency state, and abnormal serum levels for the deficient vitamin.


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