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Oral iron therapy reduced unexplained fatigue in non-anaemic women with serum ferritin concentrations ⩽50 μg/l
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 Q Is iron therapy effective for non-anaemic women with unexplained fatigue?

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randomised, placebo controlled trial.

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concealed.*

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blinded {patients, clinicians, data collectors, and outcome assessors}.*

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

1 month.

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an academic primary care centre and 8 private general practices in western Switzerland.

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144 women 18–55 years of age (mean age 35 y, based on n = 136) whose primary reason for consulting was fatigue. Exclusion criteria: anaemia (haemoglobin concentration <117 g/l), other obvious physical or psychiatric causes of fatigue, or chronic fatigue syndrome.

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oral, long acting …

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