Section I Approaches
1 Introduction: Anemia at the Extremes of Life
2 Diagnostic Approach to Anemia in Childhood and Adolescents
3 Approach to Anemia in the Elderly
Section II Specific Disorders
4 Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
5 Iron Deficiency Anemia During Childhood
6 Anemia at the Extremes of Life: Congenital Hemolytic Anemia
7 Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia
8 Renal Anemia in the Elderly
9 The Anemia of Inflammation/Chronic Disease and the Unexplained Anemia of the Elderly
10 Pure Red Cell Aplasia
11 Anemia in Elderly Patients: State of Art, with a Focus on Nutritional Anemia
12 Clonal Hematopoiesis and Cytopenias in the Elderly
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.