Anaemia in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiency, and erythropoietin responsiveness.

@article{Vreugdenhil1990AnaemiaIR,
  title={Anaemia in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiency, and erythropoietin responsiveness.},
  author={Gerard Vreugdenhil and Albertus W. Wognum and Henk G. van Eijk and Antonius J G Swaak},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
Thirty six patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (25 with anaemia) were studied to establish the role of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiency, erythropoietin responsiveness, and iron absorption in the diagnosis and pathogenesis of anaemia in RA. Iron deficiency, assessed by stainable bone marrow iron content, occurred in 13/25 (52%), vitamin B12 deficiency in 7/24 (29%), and folic acid deficiency in 5/24 (21%) of the anaemic patients. Only 8/25 (32%) had just one type of anaemia. The… CONTINUE READING
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