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A 62-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of fatigue and iron-deficiency anaemia. He had a history of ischaemic heart disease, chronic heart failure and hypertension. He reported normal appetite, normal bowel functions and denied weight loss. Physical examination revealed normal vital parameters, a non-tender abdomen without signs of organomegaly, and normal breathing sounds. Laboratory tests showed iron-deficiency anaemia with slightly decreased values of haemoglobin (115 g/l), mean corpuscular volume (MCV; 76 fl), ferritin (7.4 μg/l), iron (7 μmol/l), iron saturation (0.09), and increased levels …
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