1887

Iron deficiency anaemia

image of Iron deficiency anaemia
GBP
Online Access: GBP25.00 + VAT
BSAVA Library Pass Buy a pass

Abstract

Iron deficiency anaemia develops as a result of a lack of iron during red blood cell (RBC) production. In small animal medicine, two causes of iron deficiency anaemia are commonly recognized: insufficient dietary iron and chronic blood loss. This chapter considers iron metabolism and pathophysiology; causes of iron deficiency; tests for evaluating iron status; treatment of iron deficiency.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/content/chapter/10.22233/9781905319732.chap5

Figures

Image of 5.1
5.1 The body is able to reutilize iron from the breakdown of haemoglobin within mononuclear phagocytic cells. The iron binds to transferrin and is returned to the bone marrow and used to produce more haemoglobin. Drawn by S.J. Elmhurst BA Hons (www.livingart.org.uk) and is printed with her permission.
Image of 5.3
5.3 Idealized histograms of normal (above) and iron deficient (below) canine erythrocytes. The widening of the curve in iron deficient erythrocytes represents a population of erythrocytes of varied size (microcytic, normocytic and, if the anaemia is regenerative, macrocytic erythrocytes). MCV, mean corpuscular volume; RDW, red cell distribution width.
Image of 5.5
5.5 Hypochromic erythrocytes (arrows) and a codocyte (target cell, arrowhead).
Image of 5.6
5.6 Schistocyte (arrow), hypochromic erythrocytes (arrowheads), codocyte (target cell; short arrow) and two platelets.
Image of 5.7
5.7 A keratocyte, sometimes referred to as a ‘blister cell’ or ‘helmet cell’, is indicated by the arrow and is surrounded by several hypochromatic erythrocytes (arrowheads).
Image of 5.8
5.8 Relationship between serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC) and percentage saturation of transferrin.

More like this

/content/chapter/10.22233/9781905319732.chap5
dcterms_title,dcterms_description
-contentType:Journal
5
5
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error