Accumulation of storage iron in patients treated for iron-deficiency anaemia.Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5962.64 (Published 12 April 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:64
- D P Bentley,
- A Jacobs
The repletion of iron stores after treatment was studied in 38 patients with uncomplicated iron-deficiency anaemia. The serum ferritin concentration rose significantly when oral treatment was continued for two months after the attainment of a normal haemoglobin concentration. Patients treated with a total-dose infusion of iron dextran had thehighest final serum levels, which were significantly greater than in patients given Ferro-Gradumet. Oral ferrous sulphate was almost as effective as parenteral iron in producing iron stores.