The use of serum ferritin estimation in the investigation of anaemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

We report a retrospective study of 101 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and anaemia undergoing investigation in a teaching hospital rheumatology unit. Patients with anaemia of chronic disorder had significantly higher serum ferritin (p < 0.0001), mean corpuscular volume (p < 0.05), and acute phase reactants (p < 0.001). The sensitivity, predictive value… CONTINUE READING