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2022 May 01

Pediatr Emerg Care



Assessment of Iron Status in Adolescents Presenting to the Emergency Department With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding.


Stoffers VL, Weyand AC, Quint EH, Rosen MW
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 May 01; 38(5):e1266-e1270.
PMID: 35482504.


Iron deficiency is extremely common in adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) presenting to the emergency department; however, patients are rarely screened for this. The objective of this study was to evaluate screening for iron deficiency in adolescents presenting to the emergency department for HMB.