Hemodialysis patients with normal Hb but low iron and ferritin status



I have 7 patients in my dialysis center with an Hb of more than 12 mg/dl and persistently low Iron, TIBC and Ferritin levels. Since last year these patients are not on Erythropoetin and Iron Therapy but still have normal Hb level. With three patients, we gave Iron in loading doses but there was no improvement in iron status.

What are the possible causes of normal a Hb while having very low Iron, TIBC and Ferritin levels? Should we treat for iron deficiency or not?

Wednesday, February 17 2016, 10:16 PM

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    Tuesday, February 23 2016, 07:05 PM –



    Dear Muhammad,

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