Lead causes a Microcytic Anemia. Occupational exposures = batteries, plumbing, mining, painting, auto repair. Neurologic manifestations (hand clumsiness) + microcytic anemia. Treated with chelation therapy.

Lead causes a Microcytic Anemia. Occupational exposures = batteries, plumbing, mining, painting, auto repair. Neurologic manifestations (hand clumsiness) + microcytic anemia. Treated with chelation therapy.

In microcytic anemia, your red blood cells are too small. Here's what you need to know about the symptoms and different types of microcytic anemia.

Everything You Need to Know About Microcytic Anemia

In microcytic anemia, your red blood cells are too small. Here's what you need to know about the symptoms and different types of microcytic anemia.

Article about Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia

Article about Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia

Understanding and treating microcytic anemia

Understanding and treating microcytic anemia

Sideroblastic anemia. Presence of anemia + ringed sideroblasts. Hypochromic, BIMODAL RBC population. +/- Pappenheimer bodies (iron). Increased iron stores in BM.  All iron studies are elevated (but distinguish from hemochromocytosis because SA has low hgb and low MCV). CAUSES: ACQUIRED = RARS, meds, alcohol, Pearson syndrome and low copper. VAST MAJORITY HAVE CLONAL DEFECT. MACROCYTIC. >15% RS. INHERITED = rare, X-linked. ALAS2 gene. MICROCYTIC. Can try giving a ton of B6.

Sideroblastic anemia. Presence of anemia + ringed sideroblasts. Hypochromic, BIMODAL RBC population. +/- Pappenheimer bodies (iron). Increased iron stores in BM. All iron studies are elevated (but distinguish from hemochromocytosis because SA has low hgb and low MCV). CAUSES: ACQUIRED = RARS, meds, alcohol, Pearson syndrome and low copper. VAST MAJORITY HAVE CLONAL DEFECT. MACROCYTIC. >15% RS. INHERITED = rare, X-linked. ALAS2 gene. MICROCYTIC. Can try giving a ton of B6.

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