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Automated red cell indices and marrow iron reserves in geriatric patients.
  1. C G Raper,
  2. C Rosen,
  3. M Choudhury

    Abstract

    The marrow iron reserves, automated red cell indices, serum iron, and total iron binding capacity of 69 geriatric patients were recorded. A fall in the mean red cell volume (MCV) to between 71 and 82 fl failed to distinguish between iron deficiency and the 'anaemia of chronic disorders'. However, there was no reserve of marrow iron in the eight patients with an MCV of 70 fl or less.

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