Differential diagnosis of microcytic anemia: the role of microcytic and hypochromic erythrocytes.


INTRODUCTION Various indices derived from red blood cell (RBC) parameters have been described for distinguishing thalassemia and iron deficiency. We studied the microcytic to hypochromic RBC ratio as a discriminant index in microcytic anemia and compared it to traditional indices in a learning set and confirmed our findings in a validation set. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/ijlh.12290


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