An unusual case of severe iron deficiency anaemia

Schnuelle, P.; Oberheiden, I.; Hohenadel, D.; Gottmann, U.; Benck, U.; Nebe, T.; Krammer, H. J.; van der Woude, F. J.; Birck, R.
July 2006
Gut;Jul2006, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p1060
Academic Journal
The article discusses the case of a 47 year old woman with an exceptional severe iron deficiency anemia. She was hospitalized because of a hemoglobin level that had attracted attention when she was donating blood. At that time, she suffered fatigue and occasionally frontal headaches. This unusual case is related to long term ingestion of large amounts of purchasable crayons, which is similar to the diagnostic criteria of adult pica.


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