How to use Macrocytic in a sentence
After 2 years, he was admitted because of macrocytic anemia.
When the MCV is elevated, the RBCs will be larger than normal and are termed macrocytic.
Macrocytic cells occur when division of RBC precursor cells in the bone marrow is impaired.
The most common causes of macrocytic anemia are vitamin B 12 deficiency, folate deficiency, and liver disease.
The MCH is usually elevated in macrocytic anemias associated with vitamin B 12 and folate deficiency.Advertisement
The MCHC is low in microcytic, hypochromic anemias such as iron deficiency, but is usually normal in macrocytic anemias.
It is essential in red blood cell formation, and folic acid deficiency can lead to macrocytic anemia.