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Guidelines for the management of iron deficiency anaemia
  1. O JOLOBE
  1. Department of Medicine for the Elderly
  2. Tameside General Hospital, Fountain St
  3. Ashton under Lyne OL6 9RW, UK
  4. andrea.hirst@exchange.tgcps-tr.nwest.nhs.uk

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Editor,—In reply to Dr Scott's letter (

), I would add that when iron deficiency coexists with the anaemia of chronic disorders (ACD) such as rheumatoid arthritis, a low transferrin saturation loses its diagnostic specificity due to the fact that comparable degrees of …

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