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Lead causes a Microcytic Anemia. Occupational exposures = batteries, plumbing, mining, painting, auto repair. Neurologic manifestations (hand clumsiness) + microcytic anemia. Treated with chelation therapy.

Types of microcytic, hypochromic anemia... Iron deficiency will have a high RDW with low ferritin... Thalassemia's will have normal RDW and elevated ferritin (due to RBC turnover)... after thalassemia is suspected, electrophoresis should be done to distinguish alpha (normal) from beta (elevated HbA2 levels)

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Iron Deficiency / Microcytic Anemia

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Microcytic Anemia - iron deficiency

If you have an abnormal MCV blood test, don't let your doctor tell you it's not important! A low mcv and high mcv indicate macrocytosis, microcytosis, microcytic anemia and macrocytic anemia

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