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Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Iron Metabolism, Anemias

Novel concepts in the anemias of malignancies and renal and rheumatoid diseases

  • Manfred Wick
  • Paul Lehmann
  • Wulf Pinggera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 1-1
  3. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 2-16
  4. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 17-22
  5. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 23-48
  6. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 49-69
  7. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 70-82
  8. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 83-110
  9. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 111-119
  10. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 120-123
  11. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 124-138
  12. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 139-194
  13. Manfred Wick, Paul Lehmann, Wulf Pinggera
    Pages 195-211
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 212-219

About these proceedings

Introduction

Disturbances of iron metabolism, particularly iron deficiency, are among the most commonly overlooked or misinterpreted diseases. This is due to the fact that the determination of transport iron in serum or plasma, which used to be the test in conventional diagnosis, does not allow a representative estimate of the body’s total iron reserves. A proper estimate was formerly possible only by the costly and invasive determination of storage iron in the bone marrow, however, sensitive, well-standardized immuno-chemical methods for the precise determination of the iron storage protein ferritin in plasma are now available. Since the secretion of this protein correctly reflects the iron stores in the majority of cases, these methods permit fast and reliable diagnosis, particularly of iron deficiency conditions. This book is intended to contribute to a better understanding of the main pathophysiological foundations and diagnostic principles.

Keywords

Hematology Hämatologie Labor-Medizin Preventive Medicine Präventivmedizin Sportmedizin Sports Medicine anemia blood bone marrow ferritin klinische Chemie laboratory medicine metabolism plasma

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred Wick
    • 1
  • Paul Lehmann
    • 2
  • Wulf Pinggera
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Klinikum GrosshadernUniversity of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Roche Diagnostics GmbHMannheimGermany
  3. 3.Medical DepartmentGeneral HospitalAmstettenAustria

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