Copper deficiency causes reversible myelodysplasia

@article{Huff2007CopperDC,
  title={Copper deficiency causes reversible myelodysplasia},
  author={J. D. Huff and Y. Keung and M. Thakuri and M. Beaty and D. Hurd and J. Owen and I. Moln{\'a}r},
  journal={American Journal of Hematology},
  year={2007},
  volume={82}
}
  • J. D. Huff, Y. Keung, +4 authors I. Molnár
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Hematology
  • Copper deficiency is a recognized but often overlooked cause of anemia and neutropenia. We began checking serum copper levels on patients referred for evaluation for unexplained anemia and neutropenia or myelodysplasia. Eight patients were identified as copper deficient (serum copper less than 70 μg/dL). The anemia was normochromic and normocytic in seven patients. Neutropenia was present in seven patients. Seven patients had been referred for evaluation of myelodysplasia. Three were seen for… CONTINUE READING
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