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The re-emerging burden of rickets: a decade of experience from Sydney
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    Hypochromia is superior to microcytosis when screening for iron deficiency

    Dear Editor,

    Given the fact that iron deficiency anaemia is the commonest extraintestinal complication of coeliac disease(1), reliance solely on microcytosis as a feature "suggestive" of coeliac-related iron deficiency(2) could lead to an underestimate, not only of iron deficiency, but also of coeliac disease. A therapeutic trial of iron replacement is one of the most cost-effective ways to establish the diagnosis i...

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