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Surgical Procedures for Nutritional Anemia

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Although blood loss from surgery can itself cause iron deficiency anemia, there are no surgical procedures for treating or managing nutritional anemia. Some rare, non-nutritional forms of anemia are treated, or even cured, by surgical removal of the spleen .

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  • American Association of Blood Banks website. Available at: http://www.aabb.org/content.

  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. McGraw-Hill; 2004.