Number№82 (4) 2020

Effect of hemoglobin level normalization on rheumatoid arthritis activity in patients with iron deficiency anemia

Vatutin M.T. 1, Smyrnova G.S. 1, Komarova O.В.2

Summary. Summary. In order to study the effect of hemoglobin level normalization on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) activity in patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) were studied 42 patients aged from 32 to 56. Participants of the study received iron sulfate at a dosage of 100 to 300 mg/day during 2 months of the primary treatment and 3 month of the maintenance therapy (at a dose 100 mg/day). The study showed that patients with IDA despite of hemoglobin levels normalization had no changes in RA activity, while at 3 months of maintenance therapy they showed significant reduction in the number of tender joints, the intensity of pain in them and duration of morning stiffness.

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