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MRCP Part 2 Written Question of the Day

Try our Question of the Day and test your knowledge. Questions include themes similar to April 2014 MRCP Part 2 Written exam.

A 37-year-old woman presents with tiredness and lethargy, she denies any other symptoms.

Her blood tests show that she is anaemic. Her haemoglobin is 103 g/L, mean corpuscular volume 76 fL, ferritin 5 µg/L and anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies are negative.

She is concerned as her father was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 72 and her maternal grandfather died of bowel cancer at the age of 80.

According to the British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the management of iron deficiency anaemia what is the most appropriate course of action?

(Please select 1 option)

Blood transfusion
Dietary advice
Trial of iron replacement

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