Low serum iron associated with low hemoglobin (Hgb) or microcytic, hypochromic red blood cells (RBCs)
Onset acute (rapid blood loss) or chronic (slow blood loss, deficient iron intake...
Asymptomatic in most cases
Weakness, fatigue, and/or malaise
Angina with coronary artery disease
Headaches or inability to concentrate
Search for underlying cause and correct
Avoid transfusions, except in rare cases.
Elemental iron 60 to 200 mg/day for adults 5,8[C]
Elemental iron 60 to 120 mg/day for...
Monitor patients every 3 to 12 months after Hgb normalizes 6[C].
Hgb increases 1 g/dL every 3 to 4 weeks.
Iron stores may take up to 4 weeks to co...
Chertow GM, Mason PD, Vaage-Nilsen O, et al. On the relative safety of parenteral iron formulations. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2004;19(6):1571–1575.
de Benoist B, McLean E, Eg...
D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
D62 Acute posthemorrhagic anemia
D50.0 Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)</BL1>
D50.8 Other iron deficiency anemias
IDA due to poor dietary iron intake is the most common anemia.
Blood loss and reduced iron stores due to malabsorption or poor utilization are major risk factors for IDA.
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