What is the prevalence of iatrogenic anemia in pediatric HIV infection and which tests are included in the workup?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Iatrogenic anemia is not uncommon, and HIV infection often suppresses bone marrow, serum erythropoietin levels, and responses of the bone marrow to erythropoietin. An infectious or neoplastic agent may cause new-onset anemia. A standard workup for anemia should be performed along with a determination of the erythropoietin level, reticulocyte count, and indirect bilirubin level.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!