The treatment of refractory anaemia of chronic renal failure with cobalt chloride.

@article{Duckham1976TheTO,
  title={The treatment of refractory anaemia of chronic renal failure with cobalt chloride.},
  author={J M Duckham and Harry A Lee},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1976},
  volume={45 178},
  pages={277-94}
}
Twelve anephric patients on maintenance haemodialysis received treatment with oral enteric coated cobalt chloride 25 to 50 mg daily. The change in haemoglobin concentration, and packed cell volume, are recorded and discussed with special reference to possible toxicity and mechanism of action of cobalt. Six of eight patients who completed the first course with cobalt chloride 50 mg daily for 12 weeks showed a significant rise in haemoglobin concentration of 26 to 70 per cent and a fall to near… CONTINUE READING

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