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Objective: To determine the frequency and type of anemia based on MCV in diabetic patients.
Materials and Methods: A Retrospective descriptive study, done at Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar, and its affiliated teaching hospitals from January 2016 to August 2018. It was a Laboratory and Medical OPD record-based study of 450 diabetic patients presenting to these teaching hospitals.
Results: Among 450 diabetic patients, 283(63%) were having anemia (Hb less than 13.5 g/dl in males and 11.5 g/dl in females). Among those who had anemia, 102(36%) had microcytic hypochromic, 176(62%) had normochromic normocytic and 6(2%) had macrocytic anemia on the basis of the mean corpuscular volume of more than 80, 80-95 and 95 fl respectively.
Conclusion: More than 60 % of diabetic patients presented with anemia predominantly suffering from normocytic and normochromic anemia.
KEYWORDS: Anemia, Diabetes, hemoglobin, MCV, Normocytic and Normochromic anemia.
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