2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
1 Update on General Medicine
Chapter 8: Hematologic Disorders
Anemia Due to Inflammation and Chronic Disease
Inflammatory anemia can occur in chronic conditions such as chronic infections (eg, tuberculosis, osteomyelitis), malignancies, collagen-vascular diseases, and liver disease. Chronic renal failure can also cause a more severe type of anemia, primarily due to the decrease in erythropoietin production.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 1 - Update on General Medicine. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.