Approach to Low Ferritin and Iron Deficiency Anemia

Approach to Low Ferritin and Iron Deficiency Anemia

NOSMSS Student-led MCS Podcast

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Podcaster:Caitlyn VlasschaertMedical Discipline/Topic:Hematology, Internal MedicineIntended AudienceYear 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4Brief Synopsis/Key Takeaways:1. Ferritin below 15 equals iron deficiency. In the setting of chronic inflammation, ferritin below 30 and transferrin saturation below 20% can be used as cutoffs. Iron deficiency can cause anemia and non-anemic fatigue. Treatment is appropriate in both cases.2. Treat underlying causes when...
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Podcaster:Caitlyn VlasschaertMedical Discipline/Topic:Hematology, Internal MedicineIntended AudienceYear 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4Brief Synopsis/Key Takeaways:1. Ferritin below 15 equals iron deficiency. In the setting of chronic inflammation, ferritin below 30 and transferrin saturation below 20% can be used as cutoffs. Iron deficiency can cause anemia and non-anemic fatigue. Treatment is appropriate in both cases.2. Treat underlying causes when...
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