Quiz: Anemia of Chronic Disease
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Anemia is often caused by chronic disease, defined as any disease lasting 3 or more months. Autoimmune disorders, in which the body attacks its own tissues, are a common cause of this type of anemia. Which of the following autoimmune disorders most often causes anemia?

  • A.

    Graves disease, in which the thyroid produces and secretes excess thyroid hormone into the blood

  • B.

    Rheumatoid arthritis, in which joints are inflamed and painful and may become damaged

  • C.

    Systemic lupus erythematosus, in which connective tissue involving joints, kidneys, skin, mucous membranes, and blood vessel walls is damaged

  • D.

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus, in which the body’s immune system attacks the pancreatic cells that produce insulin

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