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An 18-month-old boy who is "chubby" is brought to the physician's office for a routine examination_ His weight is above the 90th percentile_ Laboratory studies show:

Hematocrit 30%
Leukocyte count 9000/mm3
Mean corpuscular volume 60um
Platelet count 650,000/mm3

Which of the following laboratory values is most likely to be abnormal?
e> A) Cholesterol
0 B) Folate
e> C) Iron
o D) Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
0 E) Vitamin E
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i would choose iron.. thinking microcytic anemia .. folate and b12 would cause megaloblastic so thats out. and cholesterol and vit E dont exactly ring any bells when i am looking at an MCV <70
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i would choose iron.. thinking microcytic anemia .. folate and b12 would cause megaloblastic so thats out. and cholesterol and vit E dont exactly ring any bells when i am looking at an MCV <70
i did the same but the exact answer is cholesterol ,,, i didnt get that .. may be due to metabolic syndrome .;;;
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is that question from nbme 15? i believe it is ... i choose iron and i got it right ... maybe your key is wrong?
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