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When entomology meets gastroenterology
  1. Grigoriy E Gurvits1,
  2. Rashelle Tsyrlin2
  1. 1Gastroenterology, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  2. 2Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Grigoriy E Gurvits, Gastroenterology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10022, USA; g_gurvits{at}hotmail.com

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Clinical presentation

A middle age man with coronary artery disease requiring recent percutaneous angioplasty with drug eluding stent was seen for evaluation of new onset iron deficiency anaemia. His medical history was remarkable for peptic ulcer disease as young adult requiring Billroth II resection. His current medications included aspirin 81 mg daily and prasugrel 10 mg daily. Laboratory analysis was notable for haemoglobin of 124 g/L, iron saturation of 5% and ferritin of 8 ng/mL. …

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  • Contributors Authors contributed equally.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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