Purpose: To evaluate a patient with anemia of chronic disease for evidence of hepcidin-related functional iron deficiency.
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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Specialty: Hematology Oncology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests
ICD-10: D55-D59, D60-D64,