Iron deficiency anemia

Posted by e-Medical PPT Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the dietary intake or absorption of iron is insufficient, and hemoglobin, which contains iron, cannot be formed.The principal cause of iron deficiency anemia in premenopausal women is blood lost during menses. Iron deficiency anemia can be caused by parasitic infections, such as hookworms. Intestinal bleeding caused by hookworms can lead to fecal blood loss and heme/iron deficiency. Chronic inflammation caused by parasitic infections contributes to anemia during pregnancy in most developing countries.Iron deficiency anemia is an advanced stage of iron deficiency.Iron deficiency ranges from iron depletion, which yields little physiological damage, to iron deficiency anemia, which can affect the function of numerous organ systems.

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