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Anemias of chronic disease in the aged: diagnosis and treatment.
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PMID:  1555779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The classic anemia of chronic disease is sideropenic and is the result of subacute or chronic inflammatory illness, including malignancy. Nonsideropenic anemias, by contrast, are the result of failure of vital organs or endocrine glands. The pathophysiology of these anemias is multifactorial, but underlying all of them is absolute or relative hypoerythropoietinemia. Therapy consists of treating the underlying illness and, if necessary, providing packed red blood cell transfusions. Some patients will respond to recombinant erythropoietin injections, which have been shown to result in improved hemoglobins and hematocrits and an enhanced quality of life.
L E Damon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-01     Completed Date:  1992-05-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-54, 57     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / classification,  diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Chronic Disease*

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