Anemia develops when your blood has an abnormally low number of red blood cells or abnormally low hemoglobin (an iron-rich protein that attaches to oxygen in the lungs so it can be transported to the body's tissues). Anemia is not considered uncommon in people with inflammatory types of arthritis. There are different types of anemia. One type is known as anemia of chronic disease.
Anemia of chronic disease, which occurs in response to inflammation, must be distinguished from other types of anemia to ensure proper treatment. Learn more about types of anemia, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in Anemia and Arthritis.
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