Which physical findings are characteristic of anemia of chronic disease and renal failure?

Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Edgar V Lerma, MD, FACP, FASN, FAHA, FASH, FNLA, FNKF; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The following physical findings may be noted:

  • Skin - Pallor
  • Neurovascular - Decreased cognitive ability
  • Eyes - Pale conjunctivae
  • Cardiovascular - Orthostatic hypotension, tachyarrhythmias
  • Pulmonary - Tachypnea
  • Abdomen - Ascites, hepatosplenomegaly

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