Use of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin in Renal Anemia in Children

  • Habibur Rahman Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Salma Jahan Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Afroza Begum Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Golam Muinuddin Professor, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • MM Hossain Professor, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
Keywords: Erythropoietin is a hormone highly effective as like as natural erythropoietin to maintain target hemoglobin and hematocrit level in renal anemia. Its advantage over blood transfusion has been proved by improving the quality of life and decreasing morbidi

Abstract

Erythropoietin is a hormone highly effective as like as natural erythropoietin to maintain target hemoglobin and hematocrit level in renal anemia. Its advantage over blood transfusion has been proved by improving the quality of life and decreasing morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. Effectiveness of r-erythropoietin depends on absences of infection, inflammation and vitamin deficiency and iron status. Iron supplementation is needed before r-erythropoietin administration and sub-cutaneous rout is better in renal anemia because of slow and sustained releases of r-erythropoietin from the site of administration. Target hemoglobin level is 11-12.5 gm/dl and hematocrit is 33% which can be achieved by this hormone therapy.

Key words- Recombinant erythropoietin, renal anemia, end stage renal disease.

DOI: 10.3329/bsmmuj.v2i1.3713

BSMMU J 2009; 2(1): 50-53  

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Rahman, H., Jahan, S., Begum, A., Muinuddin, G., & Hossain, M. (1). Use of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin in Renal Anemia in Children. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 2(1), 50-53. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v2i1.3713
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