Anemia Case Study

Anemia Case Study

A 67-year-old female presents with chief complaint of shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, unintentional weight loss, and mild numbness in her feet. She states she feels unsteady when she walks.
PMH includes hypothyroidism well controlled on Synthroid 100 mcg/day. No hx of HTN or CHF.
Vital signs: Temp 98.7 F, pulse 118, Respirations 22, BP 108/64, PaO2 95% on room air. Anemia Case Study
Physical exam revealed pale, anxious female appearing older than stated years.
HEENT- pale conjunctiva of eyes and pale palate. Tongue beefy red and slightly swollen with loss of normal rugae. Turbinates pale but no swelling. Thyroid palpable but no nodules felt. No lymph nodes palpated.
Cardiac-regular rate and rhythm with soft II/VI systolic murmur.
Respiratory- lungs clear with no adventitious breath sounds.
Abdomen-soft, non-tender with positive bowel sounds. Liver edge palpated two finger breadths below right costal margin.

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Normal Low High
Folate Hemoglobin MCV
TIBC Hematocrit Iron
Reticulocyte count Ferritin
Serum B12
Explain the anemia presented in the case scenario. In addition, explain two other types of anemia (i.e., microcytic and macrocytic anemias). Include pathophysiology and laboratory findings of each the anemias.

Answer the questions using APA formatĀ  title page, introduction, body of the paper, conclusion, and a Reference page. Include two scholarly references.

Anemia Case Study

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