Blue sclerae: a common sign of iron deficiency?


169 hospital inpatients were studied to assess the association of blue sclerae with iron-deficiency anaemia. Three observers independently graded the signs of blue sclerae and mucosal pallor as absent, equivocal, definite, or striking. Blue sclerae were seen more often in patients with iron-deficiency anaemia (40/46, 87%) than in those with other anaemias… (More)