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Reticulocytosis Question

Discussion in 'Step I' started by bt9099, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. bt9099

    bt9099 2+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    In which types of anemia will you get reticulocytosis?

    Any other conditions where it will present?

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  3. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat 7+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2002
    hypoxia via increased EPO and anemia from bleeding.
  4. yaah

    yaah Boring Administrator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Think of it kind of mechanism-like. You get reticulocytosis if the bone marrow is pumping out lots of RBCs to meet demand. Hence, if you have blood loss, you will have reticulocytosis. Things that would cause this

    Blood loss
    Hemolytic anemia
    Increased Erythropoeitin, either exogenous or endogenous

    Any type of anemia where the production of RBC precursors is impaired (like iron deficiency) would not result in reticulocytosis because the body is incapable.

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