Diabetic nephropathy and anaemia.

  title={Diabetic nephropathy and anaemia.},
  author={Eberhard Ritz and Volker Haxsen},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={35 Suppl 3},
Anaemia is a frequent complication of diabetic nephropathy. It has only recently been recognised that in diabetic patients anaemia is seen not only in preterminal renal failure, but also frequently in patients with only minor derangement of renal function. At any level of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) anaemia is more frequent and severe in diabetic compared to nondiabetic patients. A major cause of anaemia is an inappropriate response of erythropoietin to anaemia. Additional factors are iron… CONTINUE READING
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