n South African Medical Journal - Diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia in hospital patients : use of the reticulocyte haemoglobin content to differentiate iron deficiency anaemia from anaemia ofchronic disease : in practice

Volume 106, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia in hospital patients with chronic infections and inflammation presents a challenge. Recently laboratory tests such as the reticulocyte haemoglobin content, which are independent of infection and inflammation, have become available for routine diagnostic use.

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