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Nutritional Deficiencies and Anemia - Hematology

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 16417 reviews

Course Summary

Anemia can occur for many different reasons. These include chronic disease, nutritional deficiencies, malignancy, medications, blood loss, and bone marrow disorders. An understanding of the different causes of nutritional anemia will help clinicians to better decide upon proper treatment and to avoid complications caused by anemia. Grading of the severity of anemia is also a critical aspect of diagnosis and treatment. The effect of nutritional deficiencies and related anemia as well as how anemia and nutritional deficiencies are treated is discussed.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Anemia: An Overview
1.   Definition of Anemia
2.   Etiology
III.         Iron Deficiency Anemia
1.   Causes of Iron Deficiency
2.   Symptoms and Diagnosis
3.   Complications of Iron Deficiency
4.   Prevention and Treatment
5.   Patient Education
IV.          Vitamin B12 Deficiency
1.   Causes of B12 Deficiency
2.   Symptoms and Diagnosis
3.   Complications of B12 Deficiency
4.   Treatment
V.            Folate Deficiency
1.   Causes of Folate Deficiency
2.   Symptoms and Diagnosis
3.   Complications of Folate Deficiency
4.   Treatment
VI.          Case Study of Anemia
VII.       Summary


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