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deficiency

 [de-fish´en-se]
a lack or shortage; a condition characterized by the presence of less than the normal or necessary supply or competence.
color vision deficiency see color vision deficiency.
deficiency disease a condition due to dietary or metabolic deficiency, including all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients.
iron deficiency deficiency of iron in the system, as from blood loss, low dietary iron, or a disease condition that inhibits iron uptake. See iron and iron deficiency anemia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

iron deficiency

A relative or absolute deficiency of iron which may be due to chelation in the GI tract, loss due to acute or chronic hemorrhage or dietary insufficiency Sources Meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables, cereals, especially if fortified with iron; per the National Academy of Sciences, RDA of iron is 15 mg/day for ♀, 10 mg/day for ♂
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Iron deficiency anemia can be caused by various conditions apart from the lack of iron in the diet.
These features, combined with the non-inferiority results from the AEGIS-H2H study announced in March 2019, mean that treatment with Accrufer might remove the need for patients to progress to intravenous iron therapy, leading to a change in the current paradigm for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia.
Interestingly, both iron deficiency and overload were seen in females only.
The primary objective of this study was to find whether ARC was a reliable laboratory indicator for predicting response to oral iron in iron deficiency anaemia patients.
There are several theories association between iron deficiency anemia and early childhood caries in children with dental caries,
However, note Patel and Tobian, no study using nationally representative data has compared the prevalence of iron deficiency and associated anaemia between blood donor and nondonor populations, specifically adolescents.
Keywords: Anemia, Febrile Seizures, Ferritin, Iron deficiency anemia.
'Let's not dismiss pamumutla, pagod, at hilo as something temporary or not serious as these are symptoms of Iron Deficiency anemia,' says Catrina Golamco, Group Brand Manager of Sangobion.
The private sector can change our cooking habits and transform the entire food system by encouraging millions of women to add more leafy vegetables to their diet when preparing meals for families since they are most affected by iron deficiency," said Dr Sidibe.ANAEMIA RATES"Varied diets improve human health and benefit the environment through production systems that encourage more sustainable use of resources.
The campaign included a four-week schools' programme to teach teenage girls about iron deficiency anaemia.
Previous literature shows that microcytosis can develop either along with iron deficiency or can be a prior finding.15 Incidental finding of abnormal red cell indices may be an indicator of latent iron deficiency which is mostly overlooked by the clinicians.
Iron deficiency anemia is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency and a significant public health issue affecting fertile age women world wide.