Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048


Iron Deficiency Anaemia or a Bigger Problem?

Sarushen Gounden*, Patricia Kaazan, Peter J Yuide and Claire McIvor

Iron deficiency anemia is a common gastroenterological presentation. Endoscopic investigation is standard practice. We describe a case of iron deficiency anemia in a patient who was lost to follow‐up, before representing with clinically significant overt gastrointestinal bleeding, leading to a diagnosis of metastatic small bowel neuroendocrine tumor. Early diagnosis can lead to curative surgical management. Iron deficiency anemia in a young man is a red flag and warrants thorough investigation.

Published Date: 2021-02-12; Received Date: 2021-01-22