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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 1996 Oct;1(4):232-4.

[Effect of deferoxamine on erythropoiesis in patients hemodialyzed for chronic renal insufficiency treated with erythropoietin].

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Kliniki Nefrologii Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku.


The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of deferoxamine therapy on erythropoiesis, aluminium concentration and iron metabolism in hemodialyzed patients with chronic renal insufficiency treated with human recombinant erythropoietin (Eprex, Cilag). 8 hemodialyzed patients (2 female and 6 male) in long-term programme with aluminium serum concentration over 160 micrograms/l were treated with deferoxamine (5 mg/kg b.m.) during the last hour of hemodialysis in slowly intravenous infusion since 1 months. During this treatment aluminium and iron serum concentrations, serum iron-binding capacity, transferrin and hematocrit were determined before and after 1 months of deferoxamine therapy. The significant decrease of aluminium serum concentration (p < 0.05) and increase of hematocrit (p < 0.01), iron (p < 0.05) and serum iron-binding capacity (p < 0.001) were determined. The results of performed analysis indicate that aluminium is able to inhibit erythropoiesis induced by erythropoietin. The improvement in erythropoiesis and iron metabolism after deferoxamine therapy was observed.

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