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Disturbances of Iron Metabolism

  • Manfred Wick
  • Wulf Pinggera
  • Paul Lehmann
Conference paper

Abstract

Under physiological conditions, an increased iron requirement and/or increased loss of iron (in puberty, in menstruating or pregnant women, in blood donors, or in competitive athletes) can lead to iron deficiency. With an unbalanced diet, the iron balance is often upset by a shortage of absorbable iron.

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Wick
    • 1
  • Wulf Pinggera
    • 2
  • Paul Lehmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Clinical Chemistry, Klinikum GrosshadernUniversity of MunichFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Internal MedicineGeneral HospitalAmstettenAustria
  3. 3.Boehringer Mannheim GmbHMannheimFederal Republic of Germany

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