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How does rheumatoid arthritis cause anemia?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Anemia
By release of cytokines, known as "anemia of chronic disease".

In brief: Anemia
By release of cytokines, known as "anemia of chronic disease".
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