R K van Wermeskerken

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Out of 104 patients with microcytosis (MCV less than 80 fl), 69% had an iron deficiency, 21% a chronic disease and 10% hemoglobinopathy or thalassemia trait. The absence of bone marrow iron stores or the response to iron supplementation were used to establish the diagnosis iron deficiency. On the basis of sensitivity (90%) and specificity (100%), the serum(More)
The cause of macrocytosis (mean corpuscular volume (MCV) greater than or equal to 105 fl) was investigated over a period of 16 months in the 70 known cases of +/- 4000 patients seen by the Department of Internal Medicine. By means of simple laboratory investigations the cause of elevated MCV was found in more than 90% of the cases. We found vitamin B12 or(More)
We have developed a method for identifying IgG-complexed creatine kinase (CK; EC 2.7.3.2) (IgG-CK) and IgA-complexed CK (IgA-CK) in serum. We used immobilized Protein G to bind IgG-CK and immobilized jacalin to bind IgA-CK, leaving noncomplexed CK in solution. The noncomplexed CK and total CK were measured kinetically. The results are reported as CK bound(More)