Is hepcidin related with anemia and bone mineral metabolism in children with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease?

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Yesilbas O., YILDIZ N., Baykan O., ALPAY H.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.54, no.4, pp.238-245, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: Functional iron deficiency secondary to inflammation and increased serum hepcidin lead to erythropoietin-resistant anemia in children with chronic kidney disease. Vitamin D deficiency, parathyroid hormone, and phosphate can also participate in chronic inflammation and anemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between hepcidin, bone mineral metabolism, and anemia in non-dialysis pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease.