Erythropoietin response to anemia among human immunodeficiency virus-infected infants in Malawi

R. D. Semba, R. Broadhead, T. E. Taha, D. Totin, M. O. Ricks, N. Kumwenda

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Abstract

We characterized the erythropoietin response to anemia among 73 HIV-infected and 246 uninfected twelve-month old infants in Malawi. Among HIV-infected and uninfected infants, the fitted regression line was log10 plasma erythropoietin = 2.66 -0.011*hemoglobin, and log10 plasma erythropoietin = 2.90 -0.013*hemoglobin, respectively, and the slope of the regression lines was similar (p = 0.42). There is no evidence that the erythropoietin response to anemia in HIV-infected infants is inadequate compared to that in uninfected infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1222
Number of pages2
JournalHaematologica
Volume86
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Anemia
  • Erythropoietin
  • HIV
  • Hemoglobin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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