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Normocytic anemia

Normocytic anemia is a common issue that occurs for men and women typically over 85 years old. Its prevalence increases with age, reaching 44 percent in men older than 85 years.[1]


A normocytic anemia is defined as an anemia with a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of 80-100 which is the normal range. However, the hematocrit and hemoglobin is decreased.[1]


The issue is thought of as representing any of the following:


  1. ^ a b c Brill JR, Baumgardner DJ (November 2000). "Normocytic anemia". Am Fam Physician 62 (10): 2255–64. PMID 11126852. 
  2. ^ a b Medical Physiolgy by Kibble and Halsey p295

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