The erythropoietin response to the anemia of thermal injury

W. Abe Andes, Philip W. Rogers, John W. Beason, Basil A. Pruitt

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Erythropoietin excretion was persistently increased following major thermal injury in 4 of 5 patients. A good correlation was found between erythropoietin excretion and red cell mass but not between erythropoietin excretion and hematocrit. In spits of the increased erythropoietin, erythropoiesis in these thermally injured patients was inadequate to compensate for erythrocyte deficits as judged by bone marrow morphology, reticulocyte counts, and transfusion requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-592
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1976
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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