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Blood loss in gastrointestinal disease

Acute

Immediately following acute haemorrhage—RBC indices usually normal Normochromic anaemia

Acute on chronic

RBC indices show low normal or marginally 5, especially MCV

Film shows mixture of normochromic & hypochromic RBCs ('dimorphic')

Chronic

RBC indices show established chronic Fe deficiency features 5 MCV, MCH, platelets often 4

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