Microcytic sentence example

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  • It is characterized by the production of small (microcytic) RBCs.
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  • Anemia resulting from a deficiency of iron is also called microcytic anemia.
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  • When the MCV is below normal, the RBCs will be smaller than normal and are described as microcytic.
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  • The MCHC is low in microcytic, hypochromic anemias such as iron deficiency, but is usually normal in macrocytic anemias.
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  • For example, thalassemia minor and iron deficiency anemia are both microcytic and hypochromic anemias, and overlap in MCV and MCH.
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