Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia

How do patients with iron-deficiency anemia present clinically in terms of symptoms, signs, and laboratory abnormalities?

• Pica

• Pallor

• Weakness

• Palpitations

• Koilonychia

• High-output congestive heart failure

• Dyspnea on exertion

• Orthostatic symptoms

• Microcytic, hypochromic indices for erythrocytes

• Percent iron saturation <16%


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