Knowledge Check

Match the pathogenic step with the seuqence in which they occur in anemia of inflammation:


Increased cytokines
Increased hepcidin
Decreased ferroportin
Second
First
Third
Correct! Sorry, Incorrect.

Is hepcidin an acute phase reactant?

a
Yes
Correct! Acute phase reactants are inflammatory markers produced in the liver during acute and chronic inflammatory states that exhibit significant changes in serum concentration. Though hepcidin fits the bill as an acute phase reactant, levels are not routinely measured in patients with suspected inflammation.
b
No

What is the predicted efficiency of iron absorption from oral iron supplements in a patient with anemia of inflammation?

a
Decreased
b
Normal
c
Increased