Erythropoietin concentration in amphotericin B-induced anemia

R. R. MacGregor, J. E. Bennett, A. J. Erslev

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Amphotericin B was given to six patients with systemic fungal infections. A dose averaging 1.78 g, administered from 42 to 144 days, was associated with a fall in hematocrit to a mean value of 25.8%. Despite this degree of anemia, no elevation of erythropoietin concentrations in urine or serum could be detected. Thus, amphotericin appears to cause anemia by inhibiting erythropoietin production rather than by suppressing bone marrow activity directly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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