Preparing to see the patient
Which of the following questions should you ask of the patient?
Do you have a craving for ice other non-nutritive substances?
In other words, pica.
Have you noticed increased pigmentation of your skin?
What is your ethnicity?
Thalassemia minor is more common in people from Mediterranean countries, like Greece and Turkey, and in people from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Do you have a family history of anemia?
Patients with thalassemia minor may report a positive family history.
Have you been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder?
Prev1 / 0