Anemia is a decreased number of circulating red blood cells and is a common medical condition faced in clinical practice. Anemia is caused by loss of red blood cells, destruction of red blood cells, decreased production of red blood cells, or a combination of these processes. Through a clinical history, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation the provider must identify the process by which the patient is anemic. Often the cause of anemia is straightforward; however, the cause can be challenging, requiring a thorough knowledge of both hematology and general medicine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2012|
- Blood cell count
- Clinical medicine
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