© 1996

Iron Metabolism

Diagnosis and Therapy of Anemias

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 1-2
  3. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 3-21
  4. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 22-37
  5. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 38-62
  6. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 63-93
  7. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 94-99
  8. Manfred Wick, Wulf Pinggera, Paul Lehmann
    Pages 100-112
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-130

About these proceedings


Disturbances of iron metabolism, particularly iron deficiency, are among the most commonly overlooked or misinterpreted diseases. This is due to the fact that the determination of transport iron in serum or plasma, which used to be the test in conventional diagnosis, does not allow a representative estimate of the body’s total iron reserves. A proper estimate was formerly possible only by the costly and invasive determination of storage iron in the bone marrow, however, sensitive, well-standardized immuno-chemical methods for the precise determination of the iron storage protein ferritin in plasma are now available. Since the secretion of this protein correctly reflects the iron stores in the majority of cases, these methods permit fast and reliable diagnosis, particularly of iron deficiency conditions. The fact that iron deficiency is so common and is usually simple to treat ought to be well known in the medical world. Even non-iron-determined causes of anemia can now be identified rapidly by highly sensitive, well standardized immuno-chemical methods. This book is intended to contribute to a better understanding of the main pathophysiological foundations and diagnostic principles.


Clinical Chemistry Hämatologie Labor-Medizin Präventivmedizin Sportmedizin anemia bone marrow ferritin hematology klinische Chemie laboratory medicine metabolism plasma protein sports medicine

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Klinikum GrosshadernUniversity of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Medical DepartmentGeneral HospitalAmstettenAustria
  3. 3.Boehringer Mannheim GmbHMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Iron Metabolism
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Therapy of Anemias
  • Authors Manfred Wick
    Wulf Pinggera
    P. Lehmann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-82884-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-3688-1
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages IX, 130
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published with the title: Ferritin in Iron Metabolism
  • Topics Hematology
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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