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Iron deficiency anaemia and aspirin use in old age.

Authors
  • D A Black
  • C M Fraser
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1999
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
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Abstract

Aspirin is being increasingly prescribed for cardiovascular protection, but is also recognized to have significant gastrointestinal side-effects. Whether chronic aspirin consumption causes iron deficiency is undetermined, and there is little information available regarding iron deficiency and aspirin use in old age. We studied the relationship between iron deficiency anaemia and regular aspirin prescription in old age.

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