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Masked Megaloblastic Anemia

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory
Nutrition
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The presence of concurrent microcytic and macrocytic anemias can sometimes result in a normocytic anemia, which may "mask" the underlying deficiencies. It is usually necessary to identify and treat both underlying conditions to have an optimal hematologic response.

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