Iron deficiency - Ali Jafer

Date Published: 
Monday, March 7, 2016

Dr Ali Jafer talks about the management of iron deficiency. Ali is a consultant gastroenterologist for Waitemata DHB and has special interests in small intestine disease, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and capsule endoscopy.


  • Causes of iron deficiency
  • Examination questions
  • Investigations
  • Red flags
  • Scenario 1: low ferritin, normal haemoglobin, under the age of 50
  • Scenario 2: normal haemoglobin, over the age of 50
  • Scenario 3: Male, iron deficiency anaemia
  • Scenario 4: Female, iron deficiency anaemia, post-menopausal bracket
  • Scenario 5: Female, iron deficiency anaemia, pre-menopausal, not menstruating
  • Scenario 6: Menstruating Female, iron deficiency anaemia


Auckland Regional Health Pathways 


Dr Ali Jafer
Consultant Gastroenterologist

To find out more about Dr Jafer Click here.

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