A 41-year-old member asked:
how does rheumatoid arthritis cause anemia?
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Rheumatology 35 years experience
Chronic Inflammation: There are several causes of anemia in rheumatoid arthritis. The most common is anemia of chronic disease. The cause is not completely understood. However, chronic inflammation can affect the body's ability to use iron and its ability to produce red blood cells which leads to low blood counts.
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Anemia : By release of cytokines, known as "anemia of chronic disease".
Last updated Jan 21, 2019
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