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Hepcidin is the major predictor of erythrocyte iron incorporation in anemic African children.

Abstract:

Iron supplementation strategies in the developing world remain controversial because of fears of exacerbating prevalent infectious diseases. Understanding the conditions in which iron will be absorbed and incorporated into erythrocytes is therefore important. We studied Gambian children with either postmalarial or nonmalarial anemia, who were given oral iron supplements daily for 30 days. Supplements administered on days 1 and 15 contained the stable iron isotopes (57)Fe and (58)Fe, respectiv...

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Prentice, AM More by this author
Doherty, CP More by this author
Abrams, SA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
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Journal:
Blood
Volume:
119
Issue:
8
Pages:
1922-1928
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1528-0020
ISSN:
0006-4971
URN:
uuid:25efcb74-463f-4ae6-a107-689d2b213f4a
Source identifiers:
237139
Local pid:
pubs:237139

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