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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1076029614523501
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-749

Abstract

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.