Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Anemia due to Iron Deficiency Evaluation

The evaluation of iron deficient anemia begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with iron deficient anemia may include:


Tests that may be used to evaluate iron deficient anemia include:

Tests that may be used to detect additional causes for the anemia include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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