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Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20923825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This clinical report covers diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants (both breastfed and formula fed) and toddlers from birth through 3 years of age. Results of recent basic research support the concerns that iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency without anemia during infancy and childhood can have long-lasting detrimental effects on neurodevelopment. Therefore, pediatricians and other health care providers should strive to eliminate iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia. Appropriate iron intakes for infants and toddlers as well as methods for screening for iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia are presented.
Robert D Baker; Frank R Greer;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  126     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  2011-05-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / diagnosis*,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Bottle Feeding
Breast Feeding
Child, Preschool
Infant Formula
Infant, Newborn
Iron / administration & dosage
Nutritional Requirements
Reference Values
Risk Factors
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
Jatinder J S Bhatia / ; Steven A Abrams / ; Stephen R Daniels / ; Marcie Beth Schneider / ; Janet Silverstein / ; Nicolas Stettler / ; Dan W Thomas / ; Laurence Grummer-Strawn / ; Rear Admiral Van S Hubbard / ; Valérie Marchand / ; Benson M Valérie / ; Valery Soto / ; Debra L Burrowes /
Comment In:
Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):e1098-9; author reply e1101-4   [PMID:  21460098 ]
Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):e1097; author reply e1101-4   [PMID:  21460097 ]
Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):e1099-101; author reply e1101-4   [PMID:  21460099 ]

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