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deficiency

Biology the absence of a gene or a region of a chromosome normally present
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Single values of serum transferrin receptor and transferrin receptor ferritin index can be used to detect true and functional iron deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis patients with anemia.
New red cell parameters on the Sysmex XE-2100 as potential markers of functional iron deficiency.
In healthy individuals, the amount of iron stores (estimated from serum ferritin) is a powerful determinant of the erythropoietic response to r-HuEPO: baseline serum ferritin values <100 [micro]g/L have been associated with functional iron deficiency in healthy individuals and reduced response to r-HuEPO (11).
He has described the appearance of functional iron deficiency in healthy individuals treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO) based on the particular flow cytometric characteristics of erythrocytes and reticulocytes.
Biochemical markers are also less effective in diagnosing functional iron deficiency, a transient discrepancy between iron supply and utilization that is mostly seen in individuals treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO).

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