Fast Five Quiz: How Familiar Are You With Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD; Derek B. Laskar, MD

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January 10, 2018

Iron deficiency is defined as a decreased total body iron content. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when iron deficiency is severe enough to diminish erythropoiesis and cause the development of anemia. Iron deficiency is the most prevalent single-deficiency state worldwide. It is important economically because it diminishes affected individuals' ability to perform physical labor, and it diminishes both growth and learning in children. What do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our quick quiz.

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