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Anemia in pregnancy.
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PMID:  21444028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anemia in pregnancy is a global health problem affecting nearly half of all pregnant women worldwide. High fetal demands for iron render iron deficiency the most common cause of anemia of pregnancy, with other micronutrient deficiencies contributing less frequently. In certain geographical populations, human pathogens such as hookworm, malarial parasite and human immunodeficiency virus are important factors in anemia of pregnancy. The hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell disease and thalassemia, represent diverse causes of anemia of pregnancy, requiring specialized care. Aplastic anemia is a rare, morbid cause of anemia of pregnancy and is managed with transfusions until the completion of pregnancy.
Authors:
Alfred Ian Lee; Maureen M Okam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hematology/oncology clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-1977     ISO Abbreviation:  Hematol. Oncol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709473     Medline TA:  Hematol Oncol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney Street, Smith 353, Boston, MA 02118, USA.
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