What is the purpose of establishing the etiology of anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The purpose of establishing the etiology of an anemia is to permit selection of a specific and effective therapy. For example, corticosteroids are useful in the treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia.


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