Department of Medicine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Iron Deficiency Anaemia or a Bigger Problem?
Author(s): 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... Read More»