Which groups are at an increased risk for iron deficiency anemia?

Updated: Sep 07, 2019
  • Author: James L Harper, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Other groups at elevated risk for iron deficiency anemia include the following:

  • Adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding{ref26
  • Patients with congestive heart failure [2]
  • Renal transplant recipients [3]
  • Elite runners and triathletes [4]
  • Bariatric surgery patients [5]

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