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Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia is a condition in which a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells serve the role of carrying oxygen throughout the body, thus patients with anemia do not get enough oxygen delivered to their organs. Anemia of chronic disease is a type of anemia that occurs in patients with any chronic (long-term) inflammatory, infectious, or malignant condition, such as Chronic kidney disease (CKD). Causes of Anemia There are many types of anemia. All are very different in their causes, which include: • CKD due to insufficient erythropoietin hormone (EPO) • Malignancies • Inflammatory diseases (such as Lupus) • Infectious diseases (such as HIV/AIDS) • Blood loss • Def

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