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page 1 F requently A sked q uestions U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.womenshealth.gov 1-800-994-9662 TDD: 1-888-220-5446 Anemia Q: What is anemia?

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— Ajay K. Singh, MD, MRCP, MBA, quoting from the Prevalence of Anemia in Early Renal Insufficiency (PAERI) study (presented at the 2002 Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology) ...

Just the Facts: Anemia

What is anemia? Every part of your body needs oxygen. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. People with too few red blood cells have anemia .


1 ANEMIA Sylvia CastillaMSN, RNP Panorama City Hematology/Oncology Definitions Ñ Anemia is a reduction in the circulating red cell mass Ñ Hemoglobin is the concentration of oxygen carrying pigment Ñ Hematocritis the percent of a whole blood sample occupied by RBCs, calculated (Hct=RBC X MCV ...

Anemia (low RBC count)

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Iron Deficiency Anemia: Treatment Elemental iron 4-6 mg/kg/day •In a 1-2 year old with a poor diet, therapy may consist of empiric course of oral iron without a full workup •Reticulocytecount will rise in 4-5 days •Hgbstarts to rise at 1 week •Once normalized, continue Fe therapy 1-2 ...

Explains the kidneys’ role in making red blood cells and ...

Explains the kidneys’ role in making red blood cells and how kidney disease can lead to anemia, the shortage of red blood cells. Explains procedures for diagnosing anemia and treatments.


Anemia Teaching Points 10/19/2005 (JGP) Anemia 1. Anemia is defined by age- and gender-dependent norms for the hemoglobin/hematocrit level (see table).

Alpha Thalassemia

Alpha Thalassemia α α Physicians often mistake alpha thalassemia trait for iron deficiency anemia and incorrectly prescribe iron supplements that have no effect on the anemia.

Anemia and Fatigue

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