oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Iron deficiency anaemia in Rhodesian Africans

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The incidence of anaemia in 185 males and 156 female African outpatients attending Harare hospital was investigated. Iron deficiency anaemia was found in 2.7 per cent. males 'and 8.3 per cent. females. Anaemia due to other Causes was found in 26.5 per cent. males and 13.5 per cent. females. The probable causes of this anaemia are discussed. Seventeen men and two women had raised S.I. and percentage saturation of transferrin and were probably suffering from siderosis with widespread epithelial deposits of iron.

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