Anemia in tuberculosis cases and household controls from Tanzania: Contribution of disease, coinfections, and the role of hepcidin
OPEN PloS one | 21 Apr 2018
J Hella, CI Cercamondi, F Mhimbira, M Sasamalo, N Stoffel, M Zwahlen, T Bodmer, S Gagneux, K Reither, MB Zimmermann, L Risch and L Fenner
Tuberculosis (TB) induces a systemic inflammatory state affecting iron homeostasis. Patients with TB often have additional comorbidities such as anemia which can result in poorer treat outcomes. We studied the contribution of anemia and the role of the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin among TB patients and household contacts.
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