A Study to Evaluate the Bone Marrow Changes in Geriatric Patients with Anemia.

Sri Janaki, M (2013) A Study to Evaluate the Bone Marrow Changes in Geriatric Patients with Anemia. Masters thesis, Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli.


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Aging Is Not A Cause Of Anemia; But Is Seen As A Predisposing Factor To Anemia. Anemia Is A Common Hematological Problem In The Geriatric Age Group And Its Incidence Increases With Increasing Age1. Studies Have Demonstrated That Anemia In Old Age Have Unique Causes, Adverse Effects And Functional Outcome2. The Prevalence Of Anemia In The General Population Has Been Shown To Range From 8 To 44%3. The Third National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (Nhanes-Iii) Of Who Study Revealed Prevalence Of Anemia As 11% Of Men And 10.2% Of Women Aged 65 Years And Older4. The Etiology Is Multi-Factorial, The Most Common Causes Being Anemia Of Chronic Disease, Nutritional Deficiencies Followed By Unexplained Anemia4. Myelo-Dysplastic Syndrome (Mds) Is More Common In Older Adults And Accounts For A Significant Number Of Unexplained Anemias In Elderly4. The Median Age At Which Mds Is Diagnosed Is Between 60-75 Years. To Understand The Cause And Effect Of Anemia On The Old Person, It Is Essential To Look Into The Bone Marrow For Specific Changes, For Example The Diagnosis, Classification And Prognostication Of Mds Is, Based On The Peripheral Blood Film And Bone Marrow Morphology Of The Patient5. Hence Bone Marrow Morphology Remains The Cornerstone And Most Often The Gold Standard Of Disease Diagnosis And Is An Important Tool That Complements Cytogenetic Finings For Prognostic Discrimination6. Our Present Study Was Designed As A Prospective Descriptive Study Of The Bone Marrow Morphology In Geriatric Patients With Anemia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone Marrow Changes ; Geriatric ; Patients ; Anemia.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Pathology
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 10:41
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/647

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