Anemia of Chronic Disease

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What is Anemia of Chronic Disease?

Anemia of chronic disease is a blood disorder that results from a long-term, chronic medical condition that affects the production and lifespan of red blood cells. Certain chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, and other illnesses can affect the body's ability to produce red blood cells.

What is it like to have Anemia of Chronic Disease?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Meloxicam, Tramadol
Doxepin, Melatonin, Chlorpromazine
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Rest, Wheelchair (manual)
Bupropion, Individual Therapy, Imipramine
Clonazepam, Diazepam, Desvenlafaxine

What do patients take to treat Anemia of Chronic Disease and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Eprex, Epogen, Renogen, Procrit)






These charts show data from Anemia of Chronic Disease patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Anemia of Chronic Disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 121 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 15 say Anemia of Chronic Disease is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 12
30s 27
40s 42
50s 15
60s 12
70+ 2


Distribution of females vs. males

89% Females
11% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 78
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from Anemia of Chronic Disease patients who have completed their condition history
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