Hello and welcome to HCM,
The blood reports reveal that you are slightly anemic.
level is 11.6 gm% as compared to atleast 12 gm% in healthy people.
Thus, a anemia
panel needs to be done to find out the type of anemia.
The anemia panel included RBC
indices like MCV, MCH, MCHC, and RDW.
These parameters will let your treating doctor know the type of anemia that you are suffering from.
Depending on the type of anemia, treatment can be given accordingly.
Anemia is commonly seen in connective tissue
diseases and autoimmune diseases.
Since, you are suffering from dermatomyositis
(connective tissue disease and autoimmune disease), it is likely that the anemia is caused by this primary disease.
Treatment of the underlying disease will help to treat the anemia.
Go ahead with the anemia and let me know the results for further help.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal