QUESTION 61. (Macrocytosis)

Macrocytosis is seen in all of the following conditions EXCEPT:

(a) Liver disease
(b) Post splenectomy
(c) Hypothyroidism
(d) Myelodysplastic syndrome

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ANS-(b) Post splenectomy

Macrocytosis is seen in :

• Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency
• Liver disease, alcohol
• Hypothyroidism
• Myelodysplastic syndromes
• Drugs (e.g. zidovudine, trimethoprim, phenytoin, methotrexate, hydroxycarbamide


In post-splenectomy ,Target cells ,spherocytes & howell-jolly bodies are seen.

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