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48 Possible Causes for Dyspnea, Malaise, Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Increased

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    […] high red blood cell distribution width, reflecting an increased variability in the size of red blood cells.A low mean corpuscular volume also appears during the course of[en.wikipedia.org] Patients may complain of: Fatigue Pallor Weakness Headache Palpitations Dizziness Dyspnea Irritability Poor concentration, impaired development Hair loss Impaired temperature[symptoma.com] We report the case of an 82-year-old patient, hospitalized for malaise.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anemia

    […] variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width, RDW) A blood smear may reveal RBCs that are smaller and paler than normal as well as RBCs that vary in size (anisocytosis[labtestsonline.org] Acute anemia presents with symptoms owing to acute blood loss; chronic anemia may present with worsening fatigue, dyspnea, lightheadedness, or chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Others with anemia may feel: Tired Fatigue easily Appear pale Develop palpitations (feeling of heart racing) Become short of breath Additional symptoms may include: Hair loss Malaise[medicinenet.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] Features due to left heart failure: Dyspnea, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea: These symptoms develop due to congestion of the lungs.[symptoma.com] 53,785 9,322 17.3 247 Lymphadenitis 13,632 1,242 9.1 248 Gangrene 33,786 10,693 31.6 250 Nausea and vomiting 51,833 11,854 22.9 251 Abdominal pain 166,071 26,993 16.3 252 Malaise[hcup-us.ahrq.gov]

  • Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] We introduced oxycodone for medically refractory dyspnea instead of morphine because of the patient's renal insufficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 53,785 9,322 17.3 247 Lymphadenitis 13,632 1,242 9.1 248 Gangrene 33,786 10,693 31.6 250 Nausea and vomiting 51,833 11,854 22.9 251 Abdominal pain 166,071 26,993 16.3 252 Malaise[hcup-us.ahrq.gov]

  • Myelodysplasia

    May be asymptomatic Disease is generally indolent, with blood counts remaining relatively stable over months or longer Most common symptoms Pallor, weakness, exertional dyspnea[arupconsult.com] Patient may present with fatigue and malaise, two features of anemia. When the levels of platelets fall, petechiae, ecchymoses, epistaxis and gum bleeding may result.[symptoma.com] Symptoms such as fatigue and malaise result from anemia.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

    The only significant difference in blood-cell indexes was an increase in red-cell distribution width (13.8% vs. 13.4% in normocytic subjects, P 0.002 by Wilcoxon rank-sum[doi.org] Typical symptoms are spongy and bleeding gums, anemia, fatigue, fever, dyspnea, moderate splenomegaly, joint and bone pain, and repeated infections.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] receiving NEUPOGEN It may occur as early as the first week after start of therapy Manifestations may include generalized signs and symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, malaise[neupogenhcp.com]

  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

    […] variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width, RDW) A blood smear may reveal RBCs that are smaller and paler than normal as well as RBCs that vary in size (anisocytosis[labtestsonline.org] The patient suddenly developed hematuria and dyspnea on exertion while receiving adalimumab treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] anemia with a high ferritin level is very rare and validity of serum ferritin as an important biomarker has not been used frequently. 18-year-old girl presented with fever, malaise[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thalassemia

    blood cell distribution width High Normal; occasionally high Normal Ferritin Low Normal Normal Mentzer index for children (MCV/red blood cell count) 13 13 13 Hb electrophoresis[aafp.org] He presented with chest discomfort and progressive dyspnea. Early echocardiogram showed mild pericardial effusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] local reactions at the site of infusion, such as pain, swelling, induration, erythema, burning, pruritus, wheals and rash, occasionally accompanied by fever, chills and malaise[doi.org]

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pain may be accompanied by fever, malaise, and leukocytosis. Bone pain is often due to bone marrow infarction.[emedicine.medscape.com] Major dyspnea, hemodynamic distress and fever were noted on physical examination. Biological tests exploring anaemia revealed Haemoglobin (Hb) S levels of 39.1%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Iron Deficiency

    Average size of RBCs (MCV) — may be decreased Average amount of Hb in RBCs (MCH) — may be decreased Increased variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width (RDW[labtestsonline.org.au] The physiological consequences include fatigue, lethargy, and dyspnea; conversely, iron repletion in iron-deficient individuals has been shown to improve exercise capacity[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These signs and symptoms, including lethargy, malaise, headaches, pallor, decreased activity tolerance, tachycardia, palpitations, and dyspnea on exertion may result from[clinicaladvisor.com]

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