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Anaemia In Pregnancy


See also Anaemia

  • more common in developing countries
    • increased phytates reduce iron absorption
    • hookworm increases GI tract iron losses
  • increasing demands on iron during pregnancy
    • about 750mg - 1g over 40weeks , greater towards end

Diagnosis

Investigations

  • FBC
    • MCV normal if dilutional anaemia
    • megaloblastic (folate deficiency) may be masked in severe anaemia
  • Serum Ferritin

Treatment

  • Hb >6.5 g/dl
    • oral iron 200mg / day
  • Hb <6.5g/dl, unable to take orally, or time to delivery short
    • parenteral iron
    • folate 5mg/day
 

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