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Descriptor in English: Anemia, Hypochromic
Descriptor in Spanish: Anemia Hipocrómica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Anemia Hipocrômica
Descriptor in French: Anémie hypochrome
Entry term(s): Anemias, Hypochromic
Chloroses
Chlorosis
Hypochromic Anemia
Hypochromic Anemias
Tree number(s): C15.378.071.196
Scope note: Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)
Annotation: note X ref; ANEMIA, IRON-DEFICIENCY is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 762
Descriptor UI: D000747
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Anemia, Hypochromic - Preferred
Concept UI M0001131
Scope note Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)
Preferred term Anemia, Hypochromic
Entry term(s) Anemias, Hypochromic
Hypochromic Anemia
Hypochromic Anemias
Chlorosis - Narrower
Concept UI M0001132
Preferred term Chlorosis
Entry term(s) Chloroses



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