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Letters to Editor
21 (
1
); 67-68
doi:
10.4103/0971-4065.78087

Iron status in ESRD patients

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Address for correspondence: Prof. Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok – 10160, Thailand E-mail: wviroj@yahoo.com

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Sir,

I read the recent report on iron status in ESRD patients with a great interest.[1] Jairam et al. concluded that “our ESRD patients showed marked inflammatory activation, which was more pronounced in patients who had received IV iron.”[1] I agree that the study on the ESRD patients is very interesting. I would like to add some more possible clinical explanations to the observation. Recently, Finkelstein et al. studied the correlation between hemoglobin, vitamin C, and peritoneal dialysis.[2] Indeed, the relationship between vitamin C and iron status is confirmed, and vitamin C[3] is also proposed for a possible relationship with hepcidin.[4]

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