TITLE

An unusual case of severe iron deficiency anaemia

AUTHOR(S)
Schnuelle, P.; Oberheiden, I.; Hohenadel, D.; Gottmann, U.; Benck, U.; Nebe, T.; Krammer, H. J.; van der Woude, F. J.; Birck, R.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Gut;Jul2006, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p1060
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21399660

 

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