BACKGROUND: Anaemia is often an incidental finding or is discovered when patients present with nonspecific symptoms such as tiredness.
OBJECTIVE: This article presents strategies to identify the cause of anaemia and uses four case studies to illustrate these principles.
DISCUSSION: Few diagnostic tests can completely rule in or rule out causes of anaemia. This makes the investigation of anaemia complex. An understanding of the limitations of tests in aiding diagnosis is required.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Family Physician|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2003|