rHuEPO index<200* rHuEPO index>200** p
CRP 0.9± 0.42 3.02±1.13 <0.01
IL17 4.9± 0.3 27 ±1.9 <0.001
Pro-hepcidin 157.5± 12 432.5± 25 <0.001
Hemoglobin 11.9± 0.6 9.1± 0.8 0.002
Serum ferritin 335± 68.4 789± 49.8 <0.001
Transferrin saturation 31±1.2 18± 1.6 <0.001
Administered rHuEPO dose 64.5±1 21.7 181.36± 44.83 <0.001
*Good responders to rHuEPO therapy.**rHuEPO hyporesponsiveness patients.
Table 2: Inflammation markers, hemoglobin and iron status in rHuEPO hyporesponsiveness patients as compared to good responders.