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Anemia of Chronic Disease


Synonyms of Anemia of Chronic Disease
  • anemia of chronic inflammation

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Anemia of chronic disease is a condition that can be associated with many different underlying disorders including chronic illnesses such as cancer, certain infections, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Anemia is characterized by low levels of circulating red blood cells or hemoglobin, the part of red blood cells that carries oxygen. Anemia of chronic disease is usually a mild or moderate condition. In mild cases, anemia may not be associated with any symptoms or may cause fatigue, paleness of the skin (pallor) and lightheadedness. The underlying mechanisms that cause anemia of chronic disease are complex and not fully understood.

    Organizations related to Anemia of Chronic Disease
    • Anemia Institute for Research and Education
      151 Bloor Street West
      Toronto, Ontario None M5S 1S4
      Phone #: 416--96-9-7431
      800 #: 877--99-2-6364
      e-mail: info@anemiainstitute.org
      Home page: http://www.anemiainstitute.org
    • Iron Disorders Institute
      2722 Wade Hampton Blvd.
      Greenville SC 29615
      Phone #: 864-292-1175
      800 #: 888-565-4766
      e-mail: comments@irondisorders.org
      Home page: http://www.irondisorders.org
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A



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