Disturbances of Iron Metabolism/Disturbances of Erythropoiesis and Hemolysis

  • Manfred Wick
  • Wulf Pinggera
  • Paul Lehmann
Conference paper


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 (Table 1).


Iron Deficiency Iron Overload Transferrin Receptor Folic Acid Deficiency Transferrin Saturation 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2000

Authors and Affiliations

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

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