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An 80-year-old woman with poorly controlled type 2 ...

Hematocrit: decreased;
Serum parathyroid hormone: increased;
Serum calcitriol: decreased


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chronic kidney disease --> decreased EPO --> decreased hematocrit chronic kidney disease --> decreased PO4- excretion --> increased PTH chronic kidney disease --> decreased 1,25 dihydrovitD (calcitriol) --> increased PTH

jotajota94  she is also volume overloaded. more fluid leads to a decrease in Hematocrit. +