Sunday, November 8, 2015

Macrocytic anemia mnemonic

Mnemonic for Macrocytosis (Non B12 causes):

ALPHA NERD

Alcohol
Liver disease
Pregnancy
Hemolysis (especially chronic)
Agglutination

Neoplasia (Including myelodysplasia)
Endocrine (Hypothyroidism)
Reticulocytosis
Drugs (Especially myelosuppressives like chemotherapy, anti-HIV meds)

This awesome mnemonic was written by Adnan Arif.

-IkaN

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