Ability of serum ferritin to diagnose iron deficiency anemia in an elderly cohort

Abstract Background Diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency anemia in older subjects improves their quality of life. Serum ferritin as a marker of iron stores is an acute phase protein. In older subjects who usually have many concomitant chronic medical conditions, serum ferritin may increase in...

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Main Authors: Mansour Babaei, Sajedeh Shafiei, Ali Bijani, Behzad Heidari, Seyed Reza Hosseyni, Mohsen Vakili Sadeghi
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier
Series:Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-84842017000300223&lng=en&tlng=en