Using ferritin levels to determine iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy.

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BACKGROUND Standard obstetrical practice has included iron therapy for patients with anemia without requiring the determination of iron deficiency. However, the proportion of pregnant women with anemia who have such a deficiency may be relatively modest. We instituted a practice protocol using serum ferritin levels to determine the proportion of women… (More)

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@article{Alper2000UsingFL, title={Using ferritin levels to determine iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy.}, author={Brian S Alper and Richard Kimber and Arvind K Reddy}, journal={The Journal of family practice}, year={2000}, volume={49 9}, pages={829-32} }