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1

Etiology of anemia can be from what three things?

blood loss, increased RBC destruction, decreased RBC production

2

____ ng/mL of Fe is diagnostic of Fe deficiency anemia

<30 ng/mL

3

Measure _____ vs ____ to determine if pt has Fe deficiency anemia vs b12 deficiency anemia

Homocysteine (Fe) vs Methylmalonic acid (b12)

4

Etiology of Fe deficiency anemia can be from what three things?

inadequate intake, inadequate absorption, increased loss

5

Signs and sx of iron deficiency include what odd behaviors etc?

Pagophagia (ice eating/craving)
Pica
Angular cheilitis
Koilonychia
Melena

6

Can tx Fe deficiency anemia with what two medications?

Elemental iron 120mg daily for three months
Ferrous sulfate 324 mg PO BID

7

Anemia of chronic dz could be due to what condition?

Celiac dz
(anemia of chronic dz is considered microcytic)

8

What are some IV options for Fe deficiency tx? PO?

IV: Iron Dextran, Iron Sucrose, Ferrlecit
PO: Ferrous fumarate, Ferrous gluconate, Ferrous sulfate