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    Medical Mnemonics 1

    MACROCYTIC anemia causes

    = "BIG FAT RED CELLS"

    B-B12 Malabsorbtion
    I-Inherited
    G-Gastrointestinal disease or surgery

    F-Folic Acid Deficiency
    A-Alcoholism
    T-Thiamin responsive

    R-Reticulocytes miscounted as large RBCs
    E- Endocrine - hypothyroid
    D-Dietary

    C-Chemotherapeutic Drugs
    E-Erythro Leukemia
    L- Liver Disease
    L- Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
    S-Splenectomy


    *ANEMIA: NORMOCYTIC = "NORMAL SIZE"

    N - Normal Pregnancy
    O - Over hydration
    R - Renal Disease
    M - Myelophthistic
    A - Acute Blood loss
    L - Liver Disease

    SI - Systemic Infection or Inflamation
    Z - Zero production - Aplastic
    E - Endocrine: Hypothyroid, hypoadrenal, decreased androgen



    ANEMIA: MICROCYTIC = "TICS"
    T - Thalassemias
    I - Iron Deficiency: Source: GI Bleed 56% Menses 29% Diet 19%
    C - Chronic Inflammation
    S - Sideroblastic -lead toxicity


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