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This leads to hypoferremia, restriction of iron for erythropoiesis, and anemia of inflammation (Ganz & Nemeth, 2011).
It regulates systemic iron balance by decreasing both intestinal iron absorption and iron release from enterocytes, hepatocytes and macrophages leading to hypoferremia and limits iron availability for erythropoiesis.
ID is considered a defence mechanism and hypoferremia may play a role in preventing bacterial growth.