Porotic hyperostosis and cribra orbitalia: The erythropoietic response to iron-deficiency anaemia

Marc Fredrick Oxenham*, Ivor Cavill

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Abstract

A recent paper by Walker et al. (2009) states that iron-deficiency anaemia can no longer be regarded as being a cause of porotic hyperostosis (PH) or cribra orbitalia (CO). It is argued here that this conclusion is not supported by the current literature on iron-deficiency anaemia and associated haematopoietic responses or consequences to this condition. Indeed, iron-deficiency anaemia is still a plausible candidate in any differential diagnosis of lesions identified as PH and/or CO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-200
Number of pages2
JournalAnthropological Science
Volume118
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Erythropoiesis
  • Marrow hyperplasia
  • Palaeopathology

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