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Anemia in the Young and Old

Diagnosis and Management

  • Robert T. Means Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert T. Means Jr.
      Pages 3-7
    3. Jenny K. McDaniel, Caryn E. Sorge
      Pages 9-25
    4. Robert T. Means Jr.
      Pages 27-35
  3. Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Jennifer D. Hamm, Caryn E. Sorge
      Pages 39-79
    3. Yara Perez, Kendall Presti, Alvin N. Eden, Claudio Sandoval
      Pages 81-93
    4. Ariel L. Reinish, Suzie A. Noronha
      Pages 95-135
    5. Ilene Weitz
      Pages 137-145
    6. Robert T. Means Jr.
      Pages 147-156
    7. Robert T. Means Jr.
      Pages 167-178
    8. Emmanuel Andrès, Thomas Vogel, Abrar Zulfiqar
      Pages 179-193
    9. Daniel Guy, Amber Afzal, Meagan A. Jacoby
      Pages 195-212
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book


This text provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of anemia in the young and old. The first section of the volume features age-specific diagnostic approaches to anemia, from the perinatal period to the elderly, with a particular emphasis on age-specific epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and testing. The second section focuses on specific anemia disorders, including inherited bone marrow failure syndromes, iron deficiency anemia, renal anemia, pure red cell anemia, and anemia of inflammation and chronic disease. Each chapter in this section revolves around a specific syndrome or group of syndromes, and addresses pathophysiology, diagnostic issues, natural history/prognosis, and treatment. 

Written by experts in the field, Anemia in the Young and Old: Diagnosis and Management is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners who treat the pediatric and elderly patient population afflicted with anemia.


congenital marrow failure syndromes congenital dyserythropoietic anemia syndromes hereditary hemolytic anemia nutritional anemia acquired pure red cell aplasia renal anemia

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert T. Means Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.James H. Quillen College of MedicineEast Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of MedicineJohnson CityUSA

About the editors

Robert T. Means, Jr., MD
Dean of Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anemia in the Young and Old
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors Robert T. Means Jr.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-96486-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-96487-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hematology
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