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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

versão On-line ISSN 2312-3893


PERALTA, Ruth et al. Clinical characteristics of anemia in chronic kidney disease of patients of the National Hospital in 2018. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.1, pp.11-20.  Epub 01-Mar-2019. ISSN 2312-3893.


Anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is frequent and has a multifactorial etiology.


To determine the clinical characteristics of anemia in patients with CKD of the National Hospital in 2018.


Observational, prospective, cross-sectional study that included adult patients with CKD, predialitic stage or with hemodialysis, hospitalized in the National Hospital (Itauguá, Paraguay) from August to October 2018. Demographic, clinical and laboratory variables were determined.


Eighty seven patients were included, 53 men (60%) and 35 women (40%), with an average age of 50±16 years. The etiology of CKD was predominantly hypertensive (82%) and diabetic (46%). The mean hemoglobin was 8.4±1.6 g/L in men and 8.6±1.3 g/L in women. Taking ferritin and transferrin saturation into account, the types of anemia were: functional (74%), CKD anemia (23%) and iron deficiency anemia (3%).


The types of anemia detected were: functional (74%), CKD anemia (23%) and iron deficiency anemia (3%).

Palavras-chave : chronic renal failure; anemia; iron deficiency anemia; erythropoietin.

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