Approach to Anemia

Dr. Leslie Zypchen, MD, FRCPC

VGH Clinical Hematologist

Objectives:

1. List the 3 pathogenetic mechanisms of anemia and the 3 categories of anemia based on size of the red cell
2. List and explain the 4 most important diagnostic tests for anemia
3. Compare alternatives for iron supplementation
4. Discuss indications and dosing considerations for erythropoietin in anemia management in the non CKD population

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