Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Clinical presentation of iron deficency:
  1. anaemia
  2. koilonychia
  3. angular stomatitis
  4. aphthous ulcers
  5. brittle hair, nails
More unusual syndromes associated with iron deficiency:

Investigations: FBC, serum ferritin, (bone marrow and Perls' rxn).

ΔΔx (for microcytic hypochromic anaemia) anaemia of chronic disease, thalassaemia, sideroblastic anaemia, lead poisoning.