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Adult Anemia: Determine Clinical Significance

Montoya, Vicki Lynn ARNP, MSN; Wink, Diane ARNP, CS-FNP, EdD; Sole, Mary Lou RN, PhD, FAAN

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Severity of adult anemia does not reliably indicate its origin or clinical significance. Causes range from dietary insufficiency to occult bleeding and from chronic disease processes to hemolysis. NPs can identify the different types of anemia with a thorough history, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory testing.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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