Evaluation of a new classification system for anemias using Consult Learning System.


Since the advent of electronic particle counting, anemias have customarily been classified by evaluating cell size (MCV) and hemoglobin content (MCH). Recently a new parameter estimating red cell size heterogeneity (the 'red cell distribution width' or 'RDW') has been introduced. We have evaluated a proposed classification of anemias based upon this new… (More)