Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Management

James L. Harper, MD


August 06, 2021

In patients with inflammatory conditions or CKD, other laboratory tests in addition to ferritin, such as C-reactive protein, transferrin saturation, or soluble transferrin saturation may be needed to diagnose iron deficiency anemia.

Ferric iron is indicated in adults with iron deficiency anemia who have CKD and are not receiving dialysis.

Iron sucrose with erythropoietin is used to treat iron deficiency in adults with CKD who are receiving or not receiving hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis because there is a lower incidence of anaphylaxis with iron sucrose than with other parenteral iron products.

Learn more about iron deficiency anemia treatment and management.


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