Letters

Poor response to erythropoietin

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.633a (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:633
  1. Judith Strachan,
  2. Laura Fleming,
  3. John Dick,
  4. Iain Henderson,
  5. Callum Fraser,
  6. Michael Jones,
  7. Ellon McGregor
  1. Senior biochemist Research fellow Senior registrar Consultant Top grade scientist, biochemical medicine Consultant Consultant, renal medicine Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Dundee DD1 9SY

    EDITOR,--Iain C MacDougall's editorial on poor response to treatment with erythropoietin outlines a rational approach to this problem.1 We agree with his scheme of how to investigate and manage patients who apparently show resistance to erythropoietin but would strongly advocate one further investigation--namely, assay of plasma erythropoietin concentrations in such patients. …

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