Hemolytic Anemia

Patho

Hemolytic Anemia

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 140%

Again, 1-2 Questions from this Chapter.

The good thing is, this is a sister chapter of Hemolytic Anemia in Medicine. Win-Win.

Question Pattern

The focus of this Chapter is in the pathophysiology of different Hemolytic Anemias.

What is the defect, how it affects structure or function, and what triggers hemolysis.?

Given the logical flow of it – like, how a single nucleotide substitution results in survival advantage for a continent –  should be interesting to read and revise.

 

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Corrected reticulocyte count
  • MC form of immunohemolytic anemia
  • Reticulocytes – Overview
  • CD-59 is involved in
  • Hereditary spherocytosis – Pathophysiology
  • PNH – Pathophysiology
  • Sickle Cell Anemia – Pathophysiology & Clinical features
  • G6PD deficiency – Overview
  • G6PD deficiency – Trigger for hemolysis
  • Rx for PNH is
  • Hb Barts – Structure
  • Howell-Jolly bodies are found in
  • Thalassemia – Overview
  • NESTROF test is used for
  • Causes of Intravascular hemolysis
  • Red cell distribution width deals with

Suggested Revision

Make sure you read the pathophysiology of the following thoroughly

  • G6PD deficiency
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • PNH
  • Thalassemia

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