Anemia of Chronic Renal Insufficiency

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General Principles

Anemia of chronic renal insufficiency is attributed primarily to decreased endogenous erythropoietin (EPO) production and may occur as the creatinine clearance declines to below 50 mL/min. Other causes including a functional iron deficiency may contribute to the etiology (see the previous description).

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General Principles

Anemia of chronic renal insufficiency is attributed primarily to decreased endogenous erythropoietin (EPO) production and may occur as the creatinine clearance declines to below 50 mL/min. Other causes including a functional iron deficiency may contribute to the etiology (see the previous description).

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