Evidence-Based Minireview: The role of IV iron in management of patients with iron-deficiency anemia presenting to the emergency department

Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2019 Dec 6;2019(1):323-326. doi: 10.1182/hematology.2019000079.


A 45-year-old woman with a history of uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding presents to the emergency department (ED) with presyncope and weakness. A gynecology consultation for definitive management was requested. The complete blood count demonstrates a hemoglobin (Hb) of 6.5 g/dL and a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of 65 fL. What is the role of IV iron in managing iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) presenting to the ED/urgent care?

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intravenous
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / drug therapy*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Erythrocyte Transfusion
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iron / administration & dosage*
  • Iron / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged


  • Iron