Crash Course Haematology and Immunology by Yousef Gargani; Daniel Dr Horton-Szar; Caroline Shiach;

By Yousef Gargani; Daniel Dr Horton-Szar; Caroline Shiach; Matthew Helbert

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Apparent polycythaemia can occur as a result of a reduction in the total plasma volume. Investigation to exclude this involves measuring total red cell volume (using 51Cr) and total plasma volume (using 123Ialbumin). 3 Fig. 16 Causes of polycythaemia Absolute Relative Primary • Polycythaemia rubra vera (see p. g. burns • Diuretic therapy Cigarette smoking Stress (associated with smoking, alcohol, hypertension, obesity) Secondary Appropriately increased erythropoietin: • High altitude • Chronic lung disease • Cyanotic heart diseases • Haemoglobin with abnormally high O2 affinity Inappropriately increased erythropoietin: • Renal disease (carcinoma, cysts, transplants) • Hepatocellular carcinoma • Cerebellar haemangioblastoma • Massive uterine fibroids HINTS AND TIPS Venesection, as treatment for secondary polycythaemia, should not aim to drastically reduce the packed cell volume (PCV) as this negates the adaptive advantage of the compensatory erythropoiesis.

The haematological findings are: • A microcytic, hypochromic anaemia (Fig. 2) • Reduced serum iron and ferritin (to distinguish from thalassaemia traits, see p. 31) • Increased serum transferrin and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) (to distinguish from anaemia of chronic disease) • Reduced plasma transferrin saturation • Absence of iron stores demonstrated on bonemarrow smear. Fig. 2 Iron-deficiency anaemia. Red blood cells are typically hypochromic and microcytic. 24 Clinical management involves identifying and treating the underlying cause of the iron deficiency, as well as supplementation.

32 The sickle Hb (HbS) gene is prevalent in tropical Africa and parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Up to 40% of the population can be heterogenous in some areas. Sickle-cell trait is thought to afford some protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria and therefore HbS genes are positively selected in areas where malaria is endemic. In HbS, a single base-pair substitution in codon 6 of the b-chain replaces glutamic acid with valine. Deoxygenated HbS is 50 times less soluble than deoxygenated HbA and it aggregates and polymerizes to form long intracellular fibres called tactoids.

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