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Elevated serum transferrin receptor concentration in children with juvenile chronic arthritis as evidence of iron deficiency.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
2
Pages
193–197
Identifiers
PMID: 10725072
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In 13 of the 30 patients with JCA, the sTfR concentration, which is an indicator of iron status and erythropoiesis, was elevated. The results raise the possibility that sTfR is able to distinguish iron-deficiency anaemia from anaemia of chronic disease. It should be further explored as a candidate.

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