Serum immunoreactive erythropoietin in HIV-infected patients.

  title={Serum immunoreactive erythropoietin in HIV-infected patients.},
  author={Jerry L. Spivak and David C Barnes and E. Fuchs and Thomas C Quinn},
  volume={261 21},
Serum immunoreactive erythropoietin (SIE) and hemoglobin levels were measured in 152 patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Anemia was present in 18% of asymptomatic patients who tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus, 50% of patients with a condition related to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and 75% of patients with AIDS. The mean SIE level for untreated AIDS patients (26.2 +/- 2.4 mU/mL) was greater than for patients who tested positive for… CONTINUE READING
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