Anemia in the Elderly- Clinical Implications
Anaemia in elderly is a clinical challenge especially when the etiology remains uncertain and/or (multiple) comorbidities are present.
Anaemia is defined as a state in which haemoglobin level is below the normal range for the patient's age, sex and altitude of residence. The elderly is an important demographic population that is growing rapidly all across the globe. Anaemia in the elderly is multifactorial and requires a cautious approach as it is a risk factors for several adverse outcomes including morbidity, mortality and hospitalization.