Anaemia of liver disease with a special emphasis on the role of hepcidin Iwona Malinowska, Joanna Pawłowska, Jerzy Socha, Anna Adamowicz-Salach, Michał Matysiak Medical Science Review - Hepatologia 2007; 7 60-63 aaICID: 485991
Article type: Review article
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Anaemia is a very common complication of chronic liver disease with a multifactoral etiology. Despite the well known causes such as: blood lost, shortening red blood cells survival, increasing plasma volume, hypersplenism, authors present the role of hepcidin. The anemia of chronic disease, including liver disease, is a hematologic syndrome characterized by hypoferremia with adequate reticuloendothelial iron stores. Hepcidin is a heptide hormone
that has been implicated in controlling the release of iron from cells.