Davis Edge NCLEX Question of the Week #6

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Question:
Which condition is depicted in the figure?

nclex_rn_fig_60_q87

Question Options: 
1. Aplastic anemia
2. Sickle cell anemia
3. Iron deficiency anemia
4. Acquired thrombocytopenia

Correct Answer: Option 2.

Rationale:
Option 1:  Aplastic anemia is not characterized by sickle- or crescent-shaped erythrocytes.
Option 2: Sickle cell anemia is characterized by sickle- or crescent-shaped erythrocytes. In this case, the image depicts the presence of crescent-shaped erythrocytes.
Option 3: Iron deficiency anemia is not characterized by sickle-shaped erythrocytes.
Option 4: Acquired thrombocytopenia is associated with a decrease in platelets.

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