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Anaemia of chronic kidney disease

Publication date: Thursday, 29 September 2011
Contributor(s): Karen Jenkins

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a multifaceted disease that has several associated complications. Anaemia is one of the most common complications that can develop early in the course of the disease process. It is associated with increased mortality, increased hospitalisation rates, and reduced quality of life. Lower levels of kidney function are associated with lower haemoglobin (Hb) levels and a higher prevalence and severity of anaemia.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 8, Number 1, Jul-Aug-Sep 2011
Print edition page(s): 38-40
Contributor(s): Karen Jenkins

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