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Year experience with exogenous lactoferrin correcting iron deficiency: first conclusions and prospects 

HEALTH OF WOMAN.2015.7(103):58–62 

Year experience with exogenous lactoferrin correcting iron deficiency: first conclusions and prospects 

Melnikov S. M.

SI «Institute of urology of NAMSof Ukraine», Kyiv 

First experience with exogenous lactoferrin (Latoya) in gynecological practice is evidence of its effectiveness in the treatment of iron deficiency. In 80 (83.3%) patients within 30 days lactoferrin managed to significantly improve the performance of serum ferritin, hemoglobin and red blood cells. Exogenous lactoferrin has an unsurpassed safety profile: it do not cause alteration of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestine. Practice shows that exogenous lactoferrin is able to normalize the hematologic indices for 30 days, and in severe cases 60 days, so it can be viewed as a promising alternative to the generally accepted treatment regimens iron deficiency, particularly in gynecology. 

Key words: exogenous lactoferrin, ferritin, hemoglobin, iron deficiency anemia, efficiency, safety. 


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