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high mch & mcv
Aug 3, 2011

What are the potential long term effects of these elevated levels? I take nevirpine and truvada for HIV and dilantin for a seizure disorder and drink moderately--about 2 glasses of wine per day.

Response from Dr. Henry

If by MCH =mean corpuscular hemoglobin and MCV =mean corpuscular volume (measurements done as a part of complete blood count) -modest abnormalities rarely are of clinical significance. Dilantin can cause a megaloblastic anemia so those values are worth monitoring from safety standpoint in context with other labs value and clinical assessments. HIV drugs rarely cause serious hematologic problems. KH

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