Chronic renal failure produces many symptoms some of which respond to treatment and others which do not. Until quite recently, the anaemia (lack of red blood cells) of renal failure produced many symptoms in dialysis patients. The only treatment was blood transfusion which could not be used too frequently. When a very successful treatment became available in the mid to late 1980s the good news spread very rapidly.


Chronic Renal Failure Dialysis Patient Packed Cell Volume Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Anaemic Symptom 
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© Roger Gabriel 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Gabriel
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  1. 1.St. Mary’s HospitalLondon W2UK
  2. 2.Northwick Park HospitalHarrow, MiddlesexUK

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