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Medico-Legal Update
Year : 2011, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : ( 31) Last page : ( 33)
Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0974-1283.

Prevalence and Oral Manifestations of Iron Deficiency Anemia: A short study

Nayak Prachi1Asst. Professor, Nayak Sushruth1Asst. Professor, Donoghue Mandana2Professor and Head

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology, Vyas Dental College and Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka


Aim of the Study Our study was aimed at estimating the incidence and oral manifestations of iron deficiency anemia and to refresh the knowledge of iron deficiency in general practitioners.

Methodology Total of 100 cases reporting to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology between 18 to 84 years of age were included in study. Hemoglobin estimation was done by SAHLIS- method and iron deficiency status was evaluated by studying the peripheral blood film.

Results The results indicated 78% were anemic. The normal limit taken was; males-below 13.7g/dl, females-below 11.7 g/dl.

Conclusion Criteria taken since so many days that Indian standard of Hemoglobin should be lower than international standard is to be revisited as Indian socioeconomic condition is better now. Our proposal is, that it should be considered as same as that of International standards.



Iron deficiency anemia, Hemoglobin, Peripheral blood film.


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