Role of small bowel investigation in iron deficiency anaemia after negative endoscopic/histologic evaluation of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Annibale2003RoleOS,
  title={Role of small bowel investigation in iron deficiency anaemia after negative endoscopic/histologic evaluation of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Bruno Annibale and G Capurso and Flavia Baccini and Edith Lahner and G D'ambra and Emilio di Giulio and Gianfranco delle Fave},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={784-7}
}
BACKGROUND The usefulness of small bowel investigation in iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) patients is controversial. AIM To evaluate the presence of small bowel lesions likely to cause IDA in patients with unexplained IDA after negative gastroscopy with biopsies and colonoscopy (CS). METHODS A total of 117 outpatients, referred for unexplained IDA, underwent gastroscopy with biopsies and colonscopy. In 17 (14.5%) patients, endoscopic/histological investigations were negative. Of these… CONTINUE READING
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