Anemia of chronic disease: Treatment

Treatment

The anemia will get better when the disease that is causing it is treated.

The condition is rarely severe enough to require a blood transfusion. Iron supplements may sometimes be used, although they should only be given to patients whose iron levels are low.

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Prognosis (Expectations)

The anemia will improve when the disease that is causing it is successfully treated.

Complications

Discomfort from symptoms is the main complication in most cases.

Calling Your Health Care Provider

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have a chronic disorder and you develop symptoms of anemia.

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Review Date : 1/12/2009
Reviewed By : Todd Gersten, M.D., Hematology/Oncology, Palm Beach Cancer Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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