Anemia during pregnancy and treatment with intravenous iron: Review of the literature

A. Bashiri, E. Burstein, E. Sheiner, M. Mazor

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Abstract

Anemia, the decrease of the hemoglobin concentration with a consequent decrease in the hematocrit level, is a common disorder complicating pregnancies and is mostly due to iron deficiency. The increase of iron requirements, plasma volume, and the poor intake of iron constitute the principal causes of this deficiency. The present review summarizes the current literature regarding anemia during pregnancy and the parenteral iron therapy options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Intravenous iron therapy
  • Iron supplementation
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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