Flashcards in Anemia Deck (8)
Etiology of anemia can be from what three things?
blood loss, increased RBC destruction, decreased RBC production
____ ng/mL of Fe is diagnostic of Fe deficiency anemia
Measure _____ vs ____ to determine if pt has Fe deficiency anemia vs b12 deficiency anemia
Homocysteine (Fe) vs Methylmalonic acid (b12)
Etiology of Fe deficiency anemia can be from what three things?
inadequate intake, inadequate absorption, increased loss
Signs and sx of iron deficiency include what odd behaviors etc?
Pagophagia (ice eating/craving)
Can tx Fe deficiency anemia with what two medications?
Elemental iron 120mg daily for three months
Ferrous sulfate 324 mg PO BID
Anemia of chronic dz could be due to what condition?
(anemia of chronic dz is considered microcytic)