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Differential Diagnosis For Reticulocytosis


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Puerperal hemorrhage/tears/lacerations
Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Surgical, Procedure Complication
Bleeding complications/Surgery
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Hepatitis, viral
Leptospirosis/severe (Weils) type
Hemolysis with viral infection
Leptospiral disease
Chronic malaria
Leptospirosis Ictohemorrhagica
Infected organ, Abscesses
Hemolytic anemia of infection/acute
Neoplastic Disorders
Colon polyp (adenoma, benign)
Hodgkin's disease
Metastatic bone marrow
Monocytic leukemia, acute
Carcinoma, bone marrow metastasis
Myelogenous leukemia, chronic
Polycythemia vera
Primary Myelofibrosis/Myeloid metaplasia
Atrial myxoma
Erythropoetin producing tumor
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Hemolytic disease of newborn
Hemolytic anemia, autoimmune
HELLP syndrome of pregnancy
Anemia, cryopathic autoimmune
Cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Evan's syndrome (AHA/Immune TP)
Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria
Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Glucose 6 PD deficiency
Abetalipoproteinemia (Bassen Kornzweig)
Phosphoglycerate Kinase Deficiency/Systemic homozygous PGKD
Anemia due to glutathione metab def
Wilsons Disease
Gaucher's disease
Phosphofructokinase def/GSD VII (Tarui)
Deficiency Disorders
Vitamin E defic. in newborns
Vitamin E deficiency
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Congenital disorders
Anemia, congenital hemolytic
Congenital cyanotic heart disease
Meckel diverticulum/Peptic ulcer
Congenital clubbing, digital
Congenital dyserythropoetic anemia
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Sickle cell crisis
Sickle cell/thalassemia disease
Thalassemia major
Thalassemia minor
Spherocytosis, crisis phase
Pyruvate kinase deficiency RBC's
Sickle cell anemia
Sickle cell-hemoglobin D disease
Spherocytosis, hereditary
Hemoglobin H disease
Elliptocytosis, hereditary
Hemoglobin S/C disease
Anemia, hereditary hemolytic,nonspher'c
Thalassemia-hemoglobin C disease
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Uterus, hemorrhage, postpartum
Exsanguinating hemorrhage
Hemorrhage, acute
Internal bleeding/trauma
Lower GI bleeding
Peptic ulcer hemorrhage
Postpartum hemorrhage
Upper GI bleeding
Uterine hemorrhage
Peritoneal bleeding/hemorrhage
Massive intraperitonael hemorrhage
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Erythropoetin, autonomous production
Reference to Organ System
Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy
Anemia, blood loss
Chronic blood loss
Cerebral thrombotic thrombocytopenia
Hemolysis acute
Myelophthisic anemia
Hemolysis process
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Spherocytosis, acquired
Hemolytic Anemia
Anemia, under therapy
Myeloid metaplasia pathophysiology
Hydrazine Sulfate Administration/Toxicity
Drug induced Hemolysis
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Fava-bean hemolysis (G6PD RBC defect)
Arsine gas (Hydrogen arsenide) poisoning
Copper salts exposure/Copper toxicity
Copper sulfate poisoning
Lead poisoning
Arsenic poisoning/Acute ingestion
Organ Poisoning (Intoxication)
Anemia, hemolytic, toxic
Anemia, hemolytic chemical, acquired

Increase in reticulocyte percentage or absolute reticulocyte count in blood beyond normal for age; Reticulocytes are young red cells just after the nucleus is removed; high percent in red cell destruction disorders and low percent in bone marrow depression or deficiency diseases such as iron deficiency.


External Links Related to Reticulocytosis
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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)