Case of the Week: Diagnosing Anemia

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A 58-year-old AAM was admitted from a nursing home with a chief complaint of lethargy and acting inappropriately.

Laboratory results

CBC (left, click to enlarge the image); CMP; CBCD, iron profile and prealbumin.

What is the most likely cause of this patient's anemia?

Read the rest of the case here: Anemia due to Iron Deficiency and Chronic Disease from Clinical Cases and Images.

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