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Table 3 Anemia-related laboratory findings in patients with RDEB

From: A systematic literature review of the disease burden in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

ReferenceS Population (N) Mean (SD) hemoglobin (g/dL) Mean (SD) reticulocytes (%) Mean (SD) ferritin (µg/L) Mean (SD) transferrin (mg/L) Mean (SD) transferin saturation (%) Mean (SD) iron (µg/L)
Reimer [55] Children with RDEB (157) 9.7 (2.23) 17.8 (16.3) 63.0 (140.8) 241.7 (60.6) 9.9 (8.85) 27.6 (23.7)
Normal range (NA) 12.55–16.55 4.8–16.4 22.5–275 200–360 16–45 26–151.5
Hwang [34] Children with RDEB (NR) 10.19 (3.08) NR NR NR NR NR
Mellerio [62] RDEB severe, 0–16 years (NR) 10.84 (NR) NR NR NR NR NR
RDEB severe, 17–25 years (NR) 12.30 (NR) NR NR NR NR NR
RDEB severe, 26–35 years (NR) 11.09 (NR) NR NR NR NR NR
RDEB severe, 36–45 years (NR) 8.80 (NR) NR NR NR NR NR
RDEB severe, 46–55 years (NR) 9.30 (NR) NR NR NR NR NR
  1. NA, not applicable; NR, not reported; RDEB, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa