Jan 1, 1977

Iron absorption in patients with dermatitis herpertiformis

Acta Dermato-venereologica
W KastrupL Sölvell

Abstract

Iron absorption has been studied in patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Four patients out of 20 had iron deficiency, defined as absence of or only traces of haemosiderin in bone marrow smears. These four had adequate absorption of ferrous iron. The iron deficiency in at least 3 of them was ascribed to increased iron loss. The results indicate that, although having a mild to moderate malabsorption syndrome, DH patients can be expected to exhibit adequate absorption of orally administered iron. Explanations of a negative iron balance other than defective absorption should therefore be sought.

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Gastric Juice
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Haptoglobins
Eryhem
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dermatitis
Intestinal Absorption
Folic Acid, Sodium Salt
Asiderotic Anemia
Eritron

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