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Hepcidin in Anemia of Chronic Disease

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with anemia of chronic disease for evidence of hepcidin-related functional iron deficiency.

Specialty:

Hematology, Hematology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

D55-D59, D60-D64

Description:

Hepcidin is a protein produced by the liver which may explain many of the features of anemia of chronic disease. It plays a key role in iron absorption and mobilization.

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