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What is the difference between iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Matter of degree
When iron intake is inadequate for a prolonged period, iron storage in body is depleted.
This is called iron deficient state. When this iron deficient state continues and iron store is further depleted, anemia develops, namely iron deficiency anemia.

In brief: Matter of degree
When iron intake is inadequate for a prolonged period, iron storage in body is depleted.
This is called iron deficient state. When this iron deficient state continues and iron store is further depleted, anemia develops, namely iron deficiency anemia.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency is the lack of iron in the body.
When the level of iron is so low that hemoglobin cannot be produced, then you develop anemia: iron deficiency anemia. This is the simplified explanation.

In brief: Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency is the lack of iron in the body.
When the level of iron is so low that hemoglobin cannot be produced, then you develop anemia: iron deficiency anemia. This is the simplified explanation.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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