Serum transferrin receptor in the evaluation of the iron status in elderly hospitalized patients with anemia.

@article{Joosten2002SerumTR,
  title={Serum transferrin receptor in the evaluation of the iron status in elderly hospitalized patients with anemia.},
  author={Etienne Joosten and Ronny Van Loon and Jaak Billen and Norbert J. C. Blanckaert and Ria Fabri and Walter Pelemans},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
The aim of the present study is to evaluate in an elderly hospitalized population the diagnostic value of the serum transferrin receptor (sTfR) in distinguishing IDA (iron deficiency anemia) from ACD (anemia of chronic disease) as compared to conventional laboratory tests of iron metabolism, especially serum ferritin. In a prospective study, 34 patients with IDA and 38 patients with ACD (a chronic disorder in 23 and an acute infection in 15) were evaluated using iron status tests including… CONTINUE READING

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