Knowledge Check

Non-heme iron is absorbed in the duodenum as:

a
Ferrous iron (Fe2+)
b
Ferric iron (Fe3+)

Match the source of dietary iron with the state of iron


Non-heme iron
Heme iron
Ferric (Fe3+)
Ferrous (Fe2+)
Correct! Sorry, Incorrect.

True or false: malnutrition is a common cause of iron deficiency.

a
True
b
False
Malnutrition is rarely sufficient to cause iron deficiency anemia in high-income countries.

Sort the cause of iron deficiency anemia (top cards) with the mechanism (bottom buckets):

Atrophic gastritis
H. pylori
Infancy
Menstruation
Gastrointestinal lesions
Bariatric surgery
Frequent blood donation
Celiac disease
Adolescence
Pregnancy
Increased demand
Decreased absorption
Chronic blood loss