Hepcidin is Linked to Hypoferremia in Patients With Rheumatic Valve Disease

AKÇAY M., Yeter E., AYHAN H., DURMAZ T., KELEŞ T., Kasapkara H. A., ...More

CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS, vol.21, no.8, pp.745-749, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Aim: Hepcidin has been shown to be an acute phase reactant, induced by infection and inflammation. Ongoing inflammation was shown in rheumatic valve disease (RVD). In this study we want to investigate whether there is a relationship between inflammation and impaired iron metabolism and the role of hepcidin on serum iron levels.