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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-68

Iron status in ESRD patients

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Web Publication25-Mar-2011

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.78087

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Wiwanitkit V. Iron status in ESRD patients. Indian J Nephrol 2011;21:67-8

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I read the recent report on iron status in ESRD patients with a great interest. [1] Jairam et al. concluded that "our ESRD patients showed marked inflammatory activation, which was more pronounced in patients who had received IV iron." [1] I agree that the study on the ESRD patients is very interesting. I would like to add some more possible clinical explanations to the observation. Recently, Finkelstein et al. studied the correlation between hemoglobin, vitamin C, and peritoneal dialysis. [2] Indeed, the relationship between vitamin C and iron status is confirmed, and vitamin C [3] is also proposed for a possible relationship with hepcidin. [4]

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1.Jairam A, Aggarwal PK, Kohli HS, Gupta KL, Sakhuja V, Jha V. Iron status, inflammation and hepcidin in ESRD patients: The confounding role of intravenous iron therapy. Indian J Nephrol 2010;20:125-31.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Finkelstein FO, Juergensen P, Wang S, Santacroce S, Levine M, Kotanko P, et al. Hemoglobin and plasma vitamin c levels in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Perit Dial Int 2011;31:74-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Nair KM, Iyengar V. Iron content, bioavailability and factors affecting iron status of Indians. Indian J Med Res 2009;130:634-45.  Back to cited text no. 3
4.Jacobs C. Iron metabolism pre and post the erythropoietin era. Nephrol Ther 2006;5:S313-20.  Back to cited text no. 4


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