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P587. The prevalence of anaemia and iron deficiency in IBD inpatients and outpatients in Romania - an interim analysis on the first 120 patients


Anaemia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an often overlooked complication. The prevalence of anaemia in IBD ranges between 6%


and 74%


. Iron deficiency (ID) is a frequently associated condition. In Romania prevalence data on anaemia and iron deficiency in patients with IBD is missing.


Prospective, cross sectional study including 120 patients. Where all outpatients or inpatients, with scheduled or unscheduled visits to one of the gastroenterology centres (Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi), regardless of disease activity. Pregnant women and patients less than 18 years where not included. Haematological values, iron status, vitamin B12, folic acid and C-reactive protein (CRP) where evaluated. In patients without any evidence of inflammation ID was considered if serum ferritin (SF) <30 ng/ml or transferrin saturation (TSAT) <16%. In the presence of inflammation, ID was considered if SF <100 ng/ml.

  • Written by:

    A. Goldis1, M. Tantau2, L. Gheorghe3, C. Gheorghe3, M. Diculescu3, 1University of Medicine Timisoara, Gastroenterology, Timisoara, Romania, 2University of Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Gastroenterology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 3University of Medicine Bucharest, Gastroenterology, Bucharest, Romania