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Iron deficiency anaemia: A short review on diagnosis and management
Rasoul Mirzae Mr 1, Fatemeh Safarzadeh Ms2, Hassan Berije Mr3, Kazem Mohammadhoseini Mr3, Mehdi Salehzadeh Mr3, Nasim Karimvand Khiavi Ms4
1- Associate of Medical Sciences of Laboratory Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Khalkhal City Health and Treatment Centre
2- B.S of Midwifery Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Meshkin Shahr City Health and Treatment Centre
3- B.S of Diseases Control Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Meshkin Shahr City Health and Treatment Centre
4- B.S of Nursing Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Meshkin Shahr City Health and Treatment Centre
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Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common form of anaemia worldwide. In men and postmenopausal women the commonest cause of IDA is blood loss from lesions in the gastrointestinal tract, making it a common cause of referral to gastroenterologists. Causes of IDA relate either to blood loss or iron alabsorption. After confirmation with laboratory tests, gastrointestinal evaluation is almost always indicated to exclude gastrointestinal malignancy.Treatment should involve prompt iron replacement plus diagnostic steps directed towards correcting the underlying cause of IDA. Oral iron replacement is cheap and effective, but intravenou) therapy may be required due to intolerance, oncompliance or treatment failure with oral therapy.
 
Keywords: anaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, iron deficiency, iron replacement, malignancy
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: خون شناسی (هماتولوژی)
Received: 2017/12/20 | Accepted: 2017/12/20 | Published: 2017/12/20
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Mirzae R, Safarzadeh F, Berije H, Mohammadhoseini K, Salehzadeh M, Karimvand Khiavi N. Iron deficiency anaemia: A short review on diagnosis and management. 3. 2017; 9 (37) :34-40
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