in Oxygen Transport
Deb Smith, age fifty-six, came to her nurse practitioner (NP) with
fatigue, pallor, dyspnea on exertion, and palpitations. Her laboratory report
indicates that her hematocrit, hemoglobin, and reticulocyte counts are low;
that her MCV is high; and that her MCH and MCHC are normal. Her diagnosis is
Answer the following questions regarding Debâ€™s anemia and provide
the pathophysiology associated with the bodyâ€™s response to this disease process.
should Deb’s NP ask her about paresthesia and ataxia?
did her NP prescribe vitamin B12 by intramuscular injection
rather than orally?
causes pernicious anemia?
are the technical terms that describe an anemia with high MCV and normal MCH?