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2 . 2022

Review of international and Russian strategies for the diagnosis of iron deficiency


The occurrence of iron deficiency anemia in the world in 35% of women is urgent physicians in terms of recognizing nonspecific manifestations of iron deficiency conditions.

The aim is to determine the most optimal screening strategies for diagnosing latent iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia based on the study of international experience.

Material and methods. The material of the study was international and domestic scientific articles on modern diagnostic practices of iron deficiency conditions (application in different countries of the approach set out in the European diagnostic algorithm, as well as laboratory diagnostic studies regulated by Russian clinical guidelines). Research methods – theoretical analysis and comparison of data obtained from literary sources.

Keywords:iron deficiency anemia; women; latent iron deficiency; serum ferritin

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Contribution. The concept and design of the study – Shulaev A.V., Chernobrovkina G.I.; collection, processing of material, writing the text – Chernobrovkina G.I.; editing – Shulaev A.V.

For citation: Chernobrovkina G.I., Shulaev A.V. Review of international and Russian strategies for the diagnosis of iron deficiency. ORGZDRAV: novosti, mneniya, obuchenie. Vestnik VSHOUZ [HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT: News, Views, Education. Bulletin of VSHOUZ]. 2022; 8 (2): 139–45. DOI: (in Russian)


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Guzel E. Ulumbekova
MD, MBA from Harvard University (Boston, USA), Head of the Graduate School of Healthcare Organization and Management (VSHOUZ)

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