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More on identification of iron deficiency when it coexists with chronic inflammation
  1. Oscar M P Jolobe
  1. Manchester Medical Society, C/o John Rylands University Library, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Oscar M P Jolobe, 1 Philip Godlee Lodge, 842 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DS, UK; oscarjolobe{at}

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Notwithstanding the statement by the authors that patients should be considered to have anaemia of chronic disorders (ACD) with true iron deficiency (ACD+ID) when, in addition to other diagnostic parameters, they have ‘a serum ferritin concentration >30 ng/ml and <100 ng/ml’,1 it is well recognised that, in the presence of a prolonged inflammatory state, such as the one generated in cancer,2 serum ferritin levels …

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