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Iron deficiency anaemia

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recognise iron deficiency anaemia is a common GP presentation with multiple causes > http://www.gesa.org.au/files/editor_upload/File/Professional/Iron_def.pdf

Undertake the appropriate investigation of iron deficiency anaemia > https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2010/193/9/diagnosis-and-management-iron-deficiency-anaemia-clinical-update

Recall the role of iron infusion in iron deficiency anaemia > http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2010/November/201011naim.pdf

Explain adequate iron intake in the diet to patients > http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/

Points for discussion

How do the causes and management of iron deficiency anaemia differ across various groups? ie infants, pregnant women, vegetarians, women, elderly

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