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Iron Metabolism

Diagnosis and Therapy of Anemias

Authors: Wick, Manfred, Pinggera, Wulf, Lehmann, P.

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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Iron Metabolism
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Therapy of Anemias
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-3688-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-3688-1
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
IX, 130
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published with the title: Ferritin in Iron Metabolism
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