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Table 1 Laboratory data prior to and throughout the course of hospitalization in the present case

From: Anorexia nervosa-associated pancytopenia mimicking idiopathic aplastic anemia: a case report

Day −46 −28a −25b 0c + 7 + 14 + 21 +28d Unit Normal range
WBC count 2500 2200 2400 2100 1200 2400 3000 4200 cells/μL 4000–9000
Hb 6.1 2.5 7.1 e 5.7 e 4.2 9.6 e 8.3 8.3 g/dL 12.0–15.2
MCV 113.9 122.0 95.8 92.4 95.7 95.2 96.7 98.5 fL 80.0–100.0
Reticulocyte count 14.4 N.A. 13.2 9.4 24.3 52.4 69.4 115.1 ×103 cells/μL 35.0–125.0
Plt count 10.6 8.6 8.5 4.1 7.5 11.1 14.5 22.6 ×104 cells/dL 11.7–32.9
BMI 13.8 12.9 N.A. 13.0 13.7 15.0 15.8 16.5 kg/m2 18.5–24.9
  1. The hematological abnormalities improved by nutritional therapy alone
  2. Bold font indicates abnormally low values
  3. WBC white blood cell, Hb hemoglobin, MCV mean corpuscular volume, Plt platelet, BMI body mass index, N.A not available
  4. aAdmission to the hematology department
  5. bDischarge from the hematology department
  6. cAdmission to the psychiatric department
  7. dDischarge from the psychiatric department
  8. eValue measured within a week of last transfusion