Serum prohepcidin levels in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.


BACKGROUND AND AIMS One of the major symptoms of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases is anemia. The two most common diseases are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Anemia may develop due to intestinal bleeding, iron absorption disturbances, or high levels of inflammatory cytokines. It is not clear whether or not hepcidin, the only known hormone… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.crohns.2010.07.010

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