Iron deficiency and anemia of chronic disease. Clues to differentiating these conditions.

Abstract:

:Iron deficiency occurs when the body's iron stores are exhausted. The source of blood loss leading to iron deficiency must be identified in all cases. Anemia of chronic disease generally results from an infectious, inflammatory, or malignant process. However, in some reported cases, no such process could be identified. Differentiating iron deficiency anemia from anemia of chronic disease may be difficult because of similarities in presentation. Physicians need to be aware of special clinical considerations when these two types of anemia coexist. Ferrous sulfate therapy is the ideal form of iron replacement.

journal_name

Postgrad Med

journal_title

Postgraduate medicine

authors

Mohler ER Jr

doi

10.1080/00325481.1992.11701469

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1992-09-15 00:00:00

pages

123-8

issue

4

eissn

0032-5481

issn

1941-9260

journal_volume

92

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