Iron deficiency and anaemia in pregnancy: modern aspects of diagnosis and therapy.

  title={Iron deficiency and anaemia in pregnancy: modern aspects of diagnosis and therapy.},
  author={Christian Breymann},
  journal={Blood cells, molecules & diseases},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={506-16; discussion 517-21}
The prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia in different regions of the world ranges from 12 to 43%. The increased iron requirement in pregnancy and the puerperium carry with it an increased susceptibility to iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia and perioperative or peripartal blood transfusion. Prevention and correction presuppose reliable laboratory parameters and a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of iron therapy. The Hb level alone is insufficient to guide management. A complete… CONTINUE READING


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