Renal and Extrarenal Erythropoietin Production in Anemia

  • A. J. Erslev
  • J. Caro
  • E. Kansu

Abstract

It has been shown in anephric animals and man that small amounts of extrarenal erythropoietin is generated in response to severe anemia or hypoxia. Although this response is inadequate to do more than maintain a hematocrit of 10 to 20%, it seems possible that a stimulated production of extrarenal erythropoietin could replace renal production in anephric patients and provide a new therapeutic approach to patients with impaired renal endocrine function.

Keywords

Phenyl Anemia Erythropoietin Erythro 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Erslev
  • J. Caro
  • E. Kansu

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