Anemia at altitude: Iron deficiency and other acquired anemias

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    DeLoughery, Thomas G. Anemia at altitude: iron deficiency and other acquired anemias. High Alt Med Biol. 22:245-248, 2021.-Acquired anemias are common throughout the world. This article will discuss iron deficiency and other acquired causes of anemia such as inflammation and renal disease. Iron deficiency with or without anemia can detract from performance and may be a risk factor for altitude sickness. Anyone considering going to altitude should be screened for iron deficiency with a serum ferritin if they have risk factors for iron deficiency. The effects of other acquired anemias are less well defined. Several other diseases can also lead to anemia, and altitude challenges are more related to the underlying disease than to anemia.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)245-248
    Number of pages4
    JournalHigh Altitude Medicine and Biology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2021


    • Anemia
    • Inflammation
    • Iron deficiency
    • Renal disease

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


    Dive into the research topics of 'Anemia at altitude: Iron deficiency and other acquired anemias'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this