International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2021, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part CPages: 178-180

Prevalence of morphological patterns of anemia in geriatric population

Mahathi Thotakura, Manikanta V, Y Krishna Bharathi and V Staynarayana
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ABSTRACT
Background: Anemia in the geriatric population is a significant problem, considered as a normal consequence of aging, often ignored the symptoms which results in increase morbidity and mortality
Aim: To study the prevalence of anemia and various morphological patterns in geriatric population
Methodology: A hospital based observational prospective study was undertaken from October 2020 to September 2021, in hematology section of pathology at Katuri Medical college and hospital, Katuri Nagar Guntur. Both males and female, age group 60 years and above were included in the study. Detail hematological examination and peripheral smear study was carried out in each patient to know various morphological patterns of anemia.
Results: All morphological types of anemia are seen in elderly individuals with highest proportion of normocytic normochromic anemia.
Conclusion: Diagnosis of anemia and study of various morphological patterns, helps in directing towards the further investigations required to diagnosis the underlying etiology. It ultimately helps in the treatment.
How to cite this article:
Mahathi Thotakura, Manikanta V, Y Krishna Bharathi and V Staynarayana. Prevalence of morphological patterns of anemia in geriatric population. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2021; 4(3): 178-180. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i3c.427
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology