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Haemoglobin and iron deficiency in healthy one-year-old Swiss children: a study in private practice.
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PMID:  3667335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Haemoglobin (Hb) was measured in 348 full-term one-year-old infants in 7 private paediatric offices. In 36 (10.3%) subjects, the Hb value was less than 110 g/l, and in 7 (2.0%) less than 100 g/l. In 11 of 212 (5.2%) subjects, MCV was less than 70 fl. Twenty-six infants with an Hb below 115 g/l showed an increase of Hb of +10 g/l or more after a therapeutic trial with oral iron. No relationship was found between Hb levels and early introduction of whole cow's milk into the diet. It is concluded that screening for iron deficiency is justified in healthy Swiss infants: Hb and MCV measurements may be the initial step.
C Godard; D Beck; J M Geering; M Gilliéron; A M Oppikofer; B Pelet; J Stalé; A Vaucher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Helvetica paediatrica acta     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0018-022X     ISO Abbreviation:  Helv Paediatr Acta     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-25     Completed Date:  1987-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373005     Medline TA:  Helv Paediatr Acta     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département de Pédiatrie, CHUV, Lausanne.
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MeSH Terms
Erythrocyte Indices
Hemoglobins / analysis*
Iron / deficiency*
Private Practice
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 7439-89-6/Iron

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