Erythropoietin is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide.

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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Anemia secondary to chronic renal failure.
  • Anemia secondary to AZT and low erythropoietin levels in HIV+ pts.
  • Anemia secondary to chemotherapy.
  • Reduction of allogenic blood transfusion in pts with significant blood loss during surgery.

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Anemia without correctable cause in HIV+ pts w/ low erythropoietin levels (< 500 IU/L).

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Last updated: February 26, 2011