Iron-deficient erythropoiesis in premature infants measured by blood zinc protoporphyrin/heme

Joy Winzerling, Pamela J. Kling

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Abstract

We measured red blood cell zinc protoporphyrin/heme (ZnPP/H) ratios in premature infants at hospital discharge. ZnPP/heme ratios correlated directly with red blood cell distribution width and reticulocyte number. As in other populations, ZnPP/H ratios may provide a simple measure of iron-deficient erythropoiesis in premature infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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