The prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia
caused by eating disorders, infectious diseases, impairments in iron intake or absorption, or factors associated with the gastrointestinal system can vary even in developed countries between 11-30% across patient groups with different socio-demographic characteristics.
is the final stage of the process.
Low serum ferritin + normal hemoglobin--suggests borderline iron-deficiency anemia
Parameters of iron status used in iron assessment Iron status stored iron Transport iron (ferritin) (transferrin) Iron-deficiency anemia
Low Low Iron depletion Low Normal Normal iron status Normal Normal Iron overload High High Iron status Functional iron (haemoglobin) Iron-deficiency anemia
Low Iron depletion Normal Normal iron status Normal Iron overload Normal Table 2.
Prenatal iron supplements help prevent iron-deficiency anemia
in mothers, but had no affect on the child's intelligence.
While there are several types of anemia, a greater number of African-American women suffer from iron-deficiency anemia
The United States Preventive Services Task Force, (9) American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics (11) recommend screening infants for iron-deficiency anemia
but do not address appropriate follow-up for positive screens.
Used as a catchall for a number of conditions, including iron-deficiency anemia
and sports anemia, it occurs when the body's red blood cell count is abnormally low.
Methods: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with small bowel biopsies and colonoscopy were performed in all iron-deficiency anemia
patients (including those with hemoccult-positive stools) referred to the gastroenterology service during a 2-year period (1998-2000).
Drinking cow milk has been linked to iron-deficiency anemia
in infants and children; it has been named as the cause of cramps and diarrhea in much of the world's population and the cause of multiple forms of allergies as well.
High tissue levels of copper and manganese (hair mineral analysis) can block iron absorption, and chronic lead overexposure can cause iron-deficiency anemia
Subsequent studies showed that serum concentrations of transferrin receptor increase in iron-deficiency anemia
, making it a useful marker in the diagnosis of microcytic anemias .