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Anaemia: pathophysiology, classification, and clinical features 

Anaemia: pathophysiology, classification, and clinical features
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Anaemia: pathophysiology, classification, and clinical features
Author(s):

D.J. Weatherall

and Chris Hatton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220502_update_002

Update:

Chapter reviewed December 2012—minor changes only.

Updated on 30 May 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 19 November 2017

Anaemia is usually defined clinically as a reduction of the haemoglobin concentration to less than 130 g/l (males) or less than 120 g/l (females). It is a common problem, with prevalence around 3% for middle-aged men and 14% for middle-aged women in the United Kingdom, and much greater prevalence in the developing world....

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