Anemia in Elderly Koreans


Recently, the geriatric population in Korea has grown to comprise approximately 10% of the total population, and anemia has become a significant problem among elderly patients. Many elderly patients have anemia due to nutritional deficiency, chronic inflammation, or comorbid diseases; however, in a significant fraction of the patients with anemia, the cause remains obscure. Anemia of any degree is recognized as a significant independent contributor to morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. This article summarizes the patterns of anemia in Korean geriatric patients.

DOI: 10.3349/ymj.2011.52.6.909

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@inproceedings{Lee2011AnemiaIE, title={Anemia in Elderly Koreans}, author={Jong Hwa Lee}, booktitle={Yonsei medical journal}, year={2011} }