Therapy of Anemias

  • Manfred Wick
  • Wulf Pinggera
  • Paul Lehmann
Conference paper


Anemias are a worldwide problem. Severe anemia affects mainly older men and women. The WHO defines anemia as a hemoglobin concentration of less than 12 g/dl in women and less than 13 g/dl in men (World Health Organization. Nutritional Anemias. Technical Reports Series 1992; 503). According to these criteria 10 to 20 percent of women and 6 to 30 percent of men above the age of 65 years are anemic.


Iron Deficiency Transferrin Saturation Iron Therapy Autologous Blood Donor Functional Iron Deficiency 
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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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