Physiological macrocytosis of pregnancy.

  title={Physiological macrocytosis of pregnancy.},
  author={Asima Mukhopadhyay and Neerja Bhatla and Alka Kriplani and Renu Sharma Raj Kumar Tanuja Srivastava D. C. Saxena},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  volume={37 1},
In a prospective study of 40 women, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) values in second and third trimesters were compared between women who were iron deficient and those who were iron replete. There was no difference in the two groups. Hence reduced MCV seen in iron deficiency anaemia cannot be relied upon as an effective marker in pregnancy due to physiological macrocytosis. 

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