How does acute renal failure cause anemia?

How do the two relate to each other? Is the anemia hemolytic, or hypovolemic? Is it the presence of hematuria that causes anemia, could it be severe enough to do so?

Authored By Aerosus 2 on Wednesday 8th May 2013

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John Ferns
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Medical Student - Edinburgh
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Posted over 6 years ago

It tends to be Chronic renal failure that causes anaemia through the reduced production of EPO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythropoietin)

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sampath kumar
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Posted over 6 years ago

The anemia of acute renal failure: association with oliguria and elevated blood urea.
Hales M, Solez K, Kjellstrand C.
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Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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firas elherik
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Medical Student - Edinburgh
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Posted over 6 years ago

It depends on the original insult. Firstly any chronic disease can give you anaemia(usually normocytic normochromic) but specifically in CKD as already mentioned its is mainly due to a a reduction in the amount of EPO being produced. Having said that

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izzat abu
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