Anaemia in patients with cancer: role of inflammatory activity on iron metabolism and severity of anaemia.

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Hepcidin has been proposed as an important factor in the pathogenesis of the anaemia of chronic disease (ACD). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between anaemia and inflammatory activity in patients with solid tumours. Patients were classified as having iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) (hypoferremia and hypoferretinemia), ACD (hypoferremia… (More)

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