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Stages of Iron Depletion and Deficiency

Purpose:

To determine a patient's stage of iron depletion and deficiency.

Specialty:

Hematology, Hematology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

D50-D53, D55-D59, D60-D64

Description:

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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