Prevalence and outcomes of anemia in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Wilson2004PrevalenceAO,
  title={Prevalence and outcomes of anemia in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Alisa C Wilson and Eileen B Reyes and Josh Ofman},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={116 Suppl 7A},
  pages={44S-49S}
}
The prevalence of anemia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease ranges from 8.8% to 73.7% depending on the patient subpopulation. Anemia, one of many extraintestinal complications of ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, is generally defined as a hemoglobin value <120 g/L or hematocrit <0.4; severe anemia is defined as a hemoglobin level <100 g/L. Many patients have been shown to be intolerant of oral iron replacement therapy or their anemia was refractory to such supplementation… CONTINUE READING
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