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Hematocrit

Clinical significance

Pathologic changes in hematocrit values

Increased hematocrit valuesDecreased hematocrit values
• acute pancreatitis,
• benign neoplasm of brain and CNS,
• carcinoma of the kidney,
• cholera,
• diarrhoea.
• eclampsia,
• Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,
• peritonitis,
• pheochromocytoma,
• polycythemia rubra vera,
• secondary polycythemia,
• acquired hemolytic anemia (autoimmune),
• acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia,
• acute and chronic myelocytic leukemia,
• acute intermittent porphyria,
• acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis,
• amyloidosis,
• ancylostomiasis,
• aplastic anemia,
• a-β-lipoproteinemia,
• benign neoplasm of stomach,
• bladder carcinoma,
• blastomycosis,
• burn,
• cancer of colon,
• cancer of esophagus
• cancer of liver,
• cancer of prostate,
• cancer of rectum,
• cancer of small intestine,
• cancer of uterus,
• carcinoma of the kidney,
• chronic pyelonephritis,
• cytomegalic inclusion disease,
• diphtheria,
• erythroblastosis,
• folic acid deficiency,
• heavy chain disease,
• hemoglobin C disease,
• hemoglobin H disease,
• hereditary elliptocytosis,
• hereditary spherocytosis,
• histoplasmosis,
• Hodgkin’s disease,
• iron deficiency anemia,
• malaria,
• malignant disease,
• malignant neoplasm of bone,
• monocytic leukemia,
• multiple myeloma,
• myelofibrosis,
• nephrotic syndrome,
• non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,
• pernicious anemia,
• pulmonary tuberculosis,
• rheumatic disease,
• rheumatoid arthritis,
• septicemia,
• sideroblastic anemia,
• SLE,
• thalassaemia major,
• thalassaemia minor,
• thiamine deficiency,
• toxoplasmosis,
• trichuriasis,
• typhus fever,
• typhus,
• ulcerative colitis,
• viral hepatitis,
• Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia.