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Old 11-16-2011
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Blood Chroic renal disease anemia in children

Hi all:

As far as i know, chronic renal disease is part of anemia of chronic disease,

and anemia of chronic disease sometimes can be hypochromic, and sometimes

can be normocytic too. But my teacher said chronic renal disease in children

is " normochromic and normocytic."

Why is that? Thank you!
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Well, actually can be hypochromic too!.
Although numerous complex factors interact in the development of this anemia, erythropoietin deficiency and iron dysregulation (including iron deficiency and iron-restricted erythropoiesis) are the primary causes.

Great review (free full text):

Nature Reviews Nephrology 7, 635-641 (November 2011)
Anemia in children with chronic kidney disease
Meredith A. Atkinson & Susan L. Furth
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