EVALUATION OF GERIATRIC ANAEMIAS-A CLINICO HAEMATOLOGICAL STUDY IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Madhukar reddy Kadaru, Aligandula Ashok

Abstract


AIM & Objectives: Clinico-haematological patterns and morphological types of anemia in elderly are manifold, hence,
this study was undertaken to determine them.
METHODOLOGY: The present study was conducted on a sample size of 228 patients who were 60 years and above and clinically diagnosed as
anemic. Routine hematological investigations including Peripheral blood smear examination and Complete hemogram were done. Special
investigations like Bone-marrow examination, Iron studies, Stool and Urine examination were done whenever required.
RESULTS: Males were more affected than females and patients in the age group of 60-69 years were affected the most. The most common
presenting symptom was generalized weakness. Normocytic normochromic anemia was the most common morphological type and chronic
diseases were the commonest etiological factors.
INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: Despite modern diagnostic advances, geriatric anemias still remain under-reported and
inadequately investigated, necessitating evaluation of even mild anemias. Prompt diagnosis and definite categorization helps in appropriate
management of anemias.


Keywords


Normocytic Normochromic Anemia; Anemia due to chronic disorders; Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia; Anemia in the elderly;Iron deficiency Anemia

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