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A 14-year-old girl was admitted with an acute abdomen of unknown cause. She had previously been fit and well, although recently had felt tired and lost weight (approximately a stone (or 6.35 kg) in 9 months).
On investigation she was found to have iron deficiency anaemia (Hb 9.7, MCV 56.4, serum iron <5). She denied a history …
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