Anemia of Chronic Disease
Anemia is commonly found in patients with chronic diseases and causing increased in morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of anemia of chronic disease is the second highest after iron deficiency anemia. Anemia of chronic disease oftenly occurs with iron deficiency anemia therefore both of them showed low in serum iron level. However, we should differentiate these two kinds of anemia in order to give the specific treatment. Some iron parameters have to be extracted to differentiate them. The main management for anemia of chronic disease is to treat the underlying causes.