Low serum iron associated with low hemoglobin (Hgb) or microcytic, hypochromic red blood cells (RBCs)
Because normal Hgb varies with age and sex, anemia is defined as Hgb level 2 stan...
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 100 to 200 mg/day for adults (whether pregnant or not) (3),(5)[C]
Monitor patients every 3 months after Hgb normalizes for a year and then yearly (1)[C].
Hgb increases 1 g/dL every 3 to 4 weeks.
Iron stores may t...
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D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
D62 Acute posthemorrhagic anemia
D50.0 Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)
D50.8 Other iron deficiency anemias
280.9 Iron defi...
IDA due to poor dietary iron intake is the most common anemia.
Blood loss and reduced iron stores due to poor utilization or malabsorption are risk factors for IDA.
Premenopausal women a...
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