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eISSN: 1643-3750

Iron deficiency anemia as the sole symptom of small intestine carcinoma

Krzysztof Sworczak, Małgorzata Siekierska-Hellmann, Anna Drobińska, Zbigniew Śledziński, Maciej Markuszewski

Med Sci Monit 2001; 7(3): CS457-460

ID: 510150

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Background:     The isolated longstanding hypochromic hyposideremic anemia can be a unique symptom of the jejunal tumor.
Case Report:     The authors present a case of 43-year-old woman with small intestine cancer, which manifested as longstanding anemia, decreased serum iron and remained undiagnosed over a period of several years. Special attention has been paid to the problem of adequate diagnostic procedure for disclosing the latent small intestine tumor.

Keywords: Iron deficiency anemia, small intestine carcinoma, diagnostics



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