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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.

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 ♂
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According to the study, the level of DC in the second group of women with iron deficiency anemia increased by 2%, KD by 8% of total primary products, by 11% of total secondary products and by 20% relative to that of healthy women.
The USPSTF concluded that the "current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women [and] of routine iron supplementation for pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.
ATP is essential for the pumping action of the heart; therefore, iron deficiency could exacerbate heart failure whether or not the patient is anemic.
In a retrospective study of 75,660 singleton pregnancies, 7,977 women were diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia when they were admitted for delivery.
pylori) infection account for some of these unexplained cases of iron deficiency, i.
Anaemia in patients with HIV-associated TB: Relative contributions of anaemia of chronic disease and iron deficiency.
Many studies have revealed that RDW is the first index to become abnormal in iron deficiency.
The high proportion of microcytic anemia and the fact that gender differences were only seen after the menarche period in women indicate that iron deficiency was the main cause of anemia.
Results: Of the 800 patients, 230(29%) had beta thalassemia trait and 570(71%) had iron deficiency anaemia.
Conclusion: Febrile seizures were twice as common in children having iron deficiency anemia as compared to those who did not have iron deficiency anemia.
Conclusion: Parenteral iron therapy is a good alternative for children with iron deficiency anemia who cannot tolerate oral iron due to gastro intestinal side effects.