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Disturbances of Iron Metabolism/Disturbances of Erythropoiesis and Hemolysis

  • Manfred Wick
  • Paul Lehmann
  • Wulf Pinggera
Conference paper

Abstract

An impaired iron balance of the body can frequently be described as a discordant regulation of synthesis of ferritin, the iron storage protein, on the one hand, and of the transferrin receptor, the indicator of iron demand and erythropoietic activity, on the other. This is particularly true if iron deficiency or iron overload are not complicated by additional diseases such as inflammations, tumors or renal failure.

Keywords

Iron Deficiency Iron Overload Iron Metabolism Transferrin Receptor Transferrin Saturation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Wick
    • 1
  • Paul Lehmann
    • 2
  • Wulf Pinggera
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Klinikum GrosshadernUniversity of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Roche Diagnostics GmbHMannheimGermany
  3. 3.Medical DepartmentGeneral HospitalAmstettenAustria

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