Prof. Joan Lluis Vives Corrons approaches Anaemias to population and presents ENERCA features in Catalan TV

Watch online the coordinator of ENERCA network

December 4, 2014

Anaemia, defined as a decrease of haemoglobin concentration in blood, is considered to be one of the most abundant conditions among the population. However, the lack of information about the causes and associated symptoms makes people difficult to define and identify at first stage. When it comes to rare anaemias, which present a prevalence of 5 cases per 10000 people, the misinformation among population and even healthcare professionals increases. Prof. Joan Lluis Vives Corrons, coordinator of the ENERCA network was interviewed by the Sant Cugat Television (TV25) in order to approach anaemias to common population and present ENERCA features in the field of rare anaemias.

Low levels of haemoglobin concentration are manifestations of underlying diseases, thus it is essential to establish the source of the anaemia for an adequate treatment. According to Prof. Vives Corrons, one of the first parameters to be analyzed is the iron level, since the majority of anaemias due to iron deficiency are therefore easily treated. Furthermore, the harmful and toxic effect of excess of iron when unnecessarily prescribed was highlighted.

In summary rare anaemias are a big challenge for diagnostic and appropriate treatment, requiring a set of specific studies and tools that provide guidance for correct diagnosis. Since the majority of the anaemias are of congenital origin, familiar anxiety resulting from an uncertain diagnostic has to be aware. The ENERCA provides basic and confident information for helping doctors to achieve a faster final diagnosis.

The whole interview is available Online.

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