Stages of Iron Depletion and Deficiency
| To determine a patient's stage of iron depletion and deficiency.|
|laboratory tests, other testing, criteria for diagnosis|
|D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64|
A person's iron stores will become depleted if the rate of iron loss exceeds intake. Once the iron stores are exhausted then cells dependent on iron will become affected. Erythroid cells are affected first, with other tissues affected later.
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