The assessment of iron status where infections are common is complicated by the effects of inflammation on iron
indicators and in this study we compared approaches that adjust for this influence. Blood was collected in 680 children
(aged 6–35 mo) and indicators of iron status [(hemoglobin (Hb), zinc protoporphyrin (ZP), ferritin, transferrin receptor (TfR),
and TfR/ferritin index)] and subclinical inflammation [(the acute phase proteins (APP) C-reactive protein (CRP), and a-1-acid...
Authors: Frederick Grant, Parminder Suchdev, Rafael Flores-Ayala, Conrad Cole, Usha Ramakrishnan, Laird Ruth, Reynaldo Martorell