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Iron deficiency in rheumatoid arthritic patients especially with in the middle age

Author(s): Tandra Majhi | Srivastava A.K.

Journal: International Journal of Systems Biology
ISSN 0975-2900

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 01;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: ACD | IDA | Serum iron | TIBC | Transferrin Saturation | Serum ferritin | middle age

The present review discuses the iron deficiency in rheumatoid arthritic patients specially with inthe middle age grouped (35-55 yrs). Causes of anaemia other than ACD (Anaemia of Chronic Disease)frequently present in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturationwhich are indicators of the iron status. Serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation andserum ferritin are indicator for diagnosis of iron deficiency and response to iron therapy in these patients,Decrease iron absorption was shown to be the result of active Rheumatoid Arthritis rather than serumferritin, a cause of anaemia of chronic disease (ACD) or iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is detected inrheumatoid arthritic patients. In summary recovery from anaemia occured more frequently in iron depletedanaemic patients than in those with anaemia of chronic disease, seems to have a more serious course oftheir Rheumatoid Arthritis compared with the healthy controls.

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