Iron Deficiency Anemia

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    Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia. The 2 main etiologies of iron deficiency are blood loss due to menstrual periods and blood loss due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Beyond anemia, lack of iron has protean manifestations, including fatigue, hair loss, and restless legs. The most efficient test for the diagnosis of iron deficiency is the serum ferritin. Iron replacement can be done orally, or in patients in whom oral iron is not effective or contraindicated, with intravenous iron.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)319-332
    Number of pages14
    JournalMedical Clinics of North America
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


    • Ferritin
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Iron
    • TMPRSS6
    • Ulcers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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