Sysmex Journal International
Iron Metabolism, Iron Deficiency and Anemia — From Diagnosis to Treatment and Monitoring
Sysmex Europe GmbH
This review explains why iron is such an important trace element, what its main functions are and how iron is transported and used within the body. The reasons for iron deficiency and its medical consequences are described. The classical diagnostic tools to assess iron metabolism are of limited value.Alternative modern haematological markers are now available which can help to classify correctly, treat and monitor patients with iron deficiency.
Iron Metabolism, Iron Deficiency, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Anemia of Chronic Disease, Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content