Chapter

The Microcytic Anemias, 65

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Iron Intake and Iron Absorption, 66 Iron Storage and Recycled Iron, 66 Iron Deficiency Anemia, 68

Pathophysiology and Symptoms, 68 Tests Used to Diagnose Iron

Deficiency, 68 Causes of Iron Deficiency, 70 Treatment for Iron Deficiency, 70 Anemia of Chronic Disease and Inflammation: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 70 Anemias Related to Iron Overload Conditions, the Sideroblastic Anemias, 71

Hereditary Hemochromatosis, 72 The Thalassemia Syndromes, 74

Brief History and Demographics, 74 The Pathophysiology of the Thalassemias, 75

The Alpha Thalassemias, 75

Beta Thalassemia Major: Cooley's Anemia,

Mediterranean Fever, 77 Thalassemias Intermedia and Beta Thalassemia Trait, 79

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