Iron deficiency in pernicious anaemia: a neglected diagnosis.


In 114 patients (52 males and 62 females) with long-standing pernicious anaemia, hypoferritinaemia was found in 27 (23.7%) and hypochromic microcytic anaemia in 19 (16.6%). Our findings indicate that iron deficiency is a common yet neglected complication of long-standing pernicious anaemia and warrants greater diagnostic and therapeutic attention. 


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