Which diseases are associated with ineffective erythropoiesis?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A marked increase in early-labeled bilirubin (ELB) formation has been documented in diseases associated with ineffective erythropoiesis, including the following:

  • Iron deficiency anemia

  • Pernicious anemia

  • Thalassemia

  • Erythropoietic porphyria

  • Lead poisoning


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