Evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract in patients with iron-deficiency anemia.

@article{Rockey1993EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract in patients with iron-deficiency anemia.},
  author={Don C. Rockey and John P. Cello},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={329 23},
  pages={1691-5}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic iron-deficiency anemia in adults is assumed to be the result of occult chronic blood loss from the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to determine an effective clinical strategy for managing this common clinical problem. BACKGROUND We prospectively studied 100 consecutive patients with iron-deficiency anemia, using colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy and, in patients with negative endoscopic studies, enteroclysis (radio-graphic examination of the… CONTINUE READING