Iron: Not too much and not too little

Kevin Dasher, Mark T. Worthington

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Disorders of iron metabolism are frequently encountered in gastroenterology practice and include deficiency or excess. The limited intestinal uptake of iron slows response in deficiency, and no pathway exists for excretion in overload states. This article reviews iron disorders commonly seen in GI practice, describing common clinical tools for diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-26
Number of pages11
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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