Risk factors for gastrointestinal malignancy in patients with iron-deficiency anaemia.

OBJECTIVES Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is common and may be caused by blood loss from gastrointestinal tumours. The aim of this study was to define risk factors for gastrointestinal malignancy in patients with IDA. METHODS Patients with suspected IDA referred for gastrointestinal investigations were prospectively identified from two neighbouring UK… (More)