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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Braun, SL; Eicken, A; Kaemmerer, H 
Title:
Iron deficiency in a patient with extreme erythrocytosis due to cyanotic congenital heart disease. 
Abstract:
Erythrocytosis is an adaptive response to improve oxygen transport in cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD). However, at highly increased hematocrit levels patients may experience hyperviscosity symptoms. Iron deficiency in CCHD patients is often overlooked due to elevated hemoglobin concentrations. A 29-year-old male with CCHD was readmitted to our outpatient clinic. Red blood cells (11.65*10(12)/L), hemoglobin (25.7 g/dL), and hematocrit (80%) were extremely elevated. Measurements of iron s...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Int J Cardiol 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
116 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
e74-5 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0167-5273 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin ; Klinik für Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler