Investigating iron status in microcytic anaemia: Causes and management of iron deficient anaemia

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7575.972-c (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:972
  1. Kaushik Guha, senior house officer, respiratory medicine (kguha@doctors.org.uk)
  1. Knight Centre for Cystic Fibrosis, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey GU16 7UJ

    EDITOR—Galloway and Smellie's review of investigating iron status in microcytic anaemia did not cover several key points.1

    Common causes of iron deficiency include tropical disease, such as schistosomiasis, amoebiasis, and hookworm. The estimated prevalence of hookworm is one billion people.2 This has to be borne in mind as a potential …

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