Anaemia in older persons.

  title={Anaemia in older persons.},
  author={Wendy PJ Den Elzen and Jacobijn Gussekloo},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  volume={69 6},
Anaemia is common in older individuals and, because of its association with various negative outcomes, adequate diagnosis and treatment is important. The present review focuses on prominent factors included in diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for anaemia. Although pernicious anaemia is associated with severe vitamin B12 deficiency, evidence of an association between subnormal vitamin B12 and anaemia in older persons in the general population is limited and inconclusive. Accumulating… CONTINUE READING