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The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency in IBD outpatients in Scandinavia.
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PMID:  21073374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective. To evaluate the prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency (ID) among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the Scandinavian countries. Material and methods. A cross-sectional study including 429 IBD patients from six centers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Patients were screened for anemia and ID. Each center included ∼5% of their IBD cohort. Patients were consecutively seen in the outpatient clinic, regardless of disease activity and whether the visits were scheduled or not. Results. The overall prevalence of anemia was 19% (95% CI: 16-23%). The prevalence was higher among patients with Crohn's disease than among patients with ulcerative colitis (p = 0.01). The etiology of anemia was as follows: iron deficiency anemia (20%), anemia of chronic disease (12%), and both conditions (68%). Less than 5% had folate acid or vitamin B12 deficiency. ID was found in 35% (CI: 31-40%) of the patients. Conclusions. Anemia was present in every fifth IBD patient and ID in every third IBD patient.
Authors:
Palle Bager; Ragnar Befrits; Ola Wikman; Stefan Lindgren; Bjørn Moum; Henrik Hjortswang; Jens F Dahlerup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Medicine V (Hepatology and Gastroenterology), Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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