Diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia among Nigerian pregnant women by serum iron/T.I.B.C. determination.


Fifty-five patients have been investigated for anaemia in pregnancy. Using the serum iron/T.I.B.C. ratio as a diagnostic index it has been found that iron deficiency exists in 60% of our expectant mothers with mild anaemia. This type of anaemia was more common in multiparous women and more frequent in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, There is… (More)


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