Should we screen for iron deficiency anaemia? A review of the evidence and recent recommendations.

@article{Pasricha2012ShouldWS,
  title={Should we screen for iron deficiency anaemia? A review of the evidence and recent recommendations.},
  author={Sant-Rayn Pasricha},
  journal={Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={139-47}
}
Worldwide, over 1.6 billion people are anaemic. The prevalence of anaemia and contribution of iron deficiency to this burden is heterogeneous between different populations. Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is associated with impaired development in children, adverse effects on cognitive and physical performance in adults, and poorer maternal and infant outcomes in pregnancy. Causes of anaemia other than iron deficiency are important in developed countries and where malaria, thalassaemia or… CONTINUE READING
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