How I treat unexplained refractory iron deficiency anemia

שנת פרסום ראשונה: ינואר 2014
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מפרסם: blood journal

Endoscopic gastrointestinal workup fails to establish the cause of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in a substantial proportion of patients. In patients referred for hematologic evaluation with unexplained or refractory IDA, screening for celiac disease, autoimmune gastritis, Helicobacter pylori, and hereditary forms of IDA is recommended. About 4% to 6% of patients with obscure refractory IDA have celiac disease, and autoimmune gastritis is encountered in 20% to 27% of patients.

326 BLOOD, 16 JANUARY 2014 x VOLUME 123, NUMBER 3