Iron absorption in chronic renal disease.


1. Absorption of inorganic iron was studied in thirty-four patients with chronic renal failure by a double isotope technique. 2. Eight patients with normal iron balance had a mean absorption of 3-5%, ten patients with iron overload had a mean absorption of 3.6%, and sixteen patients with iron depletion had a mean absorption of 58%. Thus, alterations in… (More)

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