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Journal:   IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ)   SEPTEMBER 2005 , Volume 8 , Number 2; Page(s) 47 To 50.
 
Paper: 

MEAN DENSITY OF HEMOGLOBIO, A BETTER DISCRIMINATOR OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA FROM THALASSEMIA MINOR

 
 
Author(s):  RAJABIAN A.*, HESHMATI P., GHAFOURI M.
 
* PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT, DR. SHARIATI HOSPITAL, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Distinguishing 1wocommon hypochromic microcytic anemias (i.e. iron deflciencyanemia and thalassemia) needs expensive laboratory tests not readily available everywhere. For better discrimination of minor thalassemia from Iron deficiency anemia some formulas are available, of them four formulas of England, Mentzer, Shine and MDHL are compared here and superiority of MDHL proved.

Methods: The four indices were calculated for 10Bproved thalassemia minor patients and 199 Iron deficients (total 307 cases). The best cut-off point for each index was selected by received operator characteristics analysis reaching the highest sensitivity possible to separate thalassemics form. Iron deficients. Sensitivity, speciflclty and efficacy of indices were compared.

Results: Mentzer's index (sensitivity: 93.5, specificity: 82.0, efficacy: 86.64) and MDHL (sensitivity: 95.4, specificity: 80.9, efficacy: 85.99) had better results. Interpretation: It seems that these indices can be used to screen microcytic; anemlc pateitns, reserving haemoglobin electrophoresis, genetic studies, serum iron and ferritin measurement for selected patients, lowering public health costs.

 
Keyword(s): ANEMIA, MICROCYTIC, THALASSEMIA, IRON, DEFIEIENCY, MDHL
 
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