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[A rare cause of anemia in a chronic dialyzed patient].

Abstract : We reported the case of a female in chronic dialysis since 3 years who developed a normocytic a regenerative anemia with no evident etiology. A bone marrow smear revealed a copper deficiency, a rare cause of anemia in general and dialyzed populations. Copper supplementation improved anemia with a decrease in transfusions rate and erythropoietin dosage. This case suggests that a copper deficiency has to be considered when a myelodysplastic syndrome is associated with neurologic symptoms and granulocytes precursors vacuolization identified in bone marrow smear. A blood titration of trace elements should be considered in front of a refractory anemia with no evident etiology.
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Thomas Crépin, Jamal Bamoulid, André Tunda, Philippe Moskovtchenko, Didier Ducloux. [A rare cause of anemia in a chronic dialyzed patient].. Néphrologie et Thérapeutique, Elsevier Masson, 2012, 8 (2), pp.110-2. ⟨10.1016/j.nephro.2011.07.404⟩. ⟨inserm-00722728⟩

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