Normocytic anemia - Definition

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Normocytic anemia indicates an anomaly in the number of red blood cells present in the blood, but the size of the red blood cells is normal. The signs associated with anemia are paleness, fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, and rapid heartbeat. A hemorrhage, sometimes severe and brutal, can be the cause. If the anemia is too severe according to the blood analysis, it may be necessary to resort to a red blood cell transfusion. More rarely, normocytic anemia is attributed to a breach in the immune system or anomalies in the hemoglobin membrane.