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Iron deficiency anemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11480764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause of anemia worldwide and results from inadequate iron supply for erythropoiesis. Iron deficiency is most prevalent during periods of rapid body growth: in infancy and again at puberty. Insufficient intake accounts for most cases. The clinical manifestations of iron deficiency anemia can be subtle, but irreversible delayed psychomotor development may occur if the anemia is severe and prolonged. The optimal approach is prevention and early treatment.
A K Leung; K W Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in pediatrics     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0065-3101     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Pediatr     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-01     Completed Date:  2001-12-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370436     Medline TA:  Adv Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-408     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Calgary, and Alberta Children's Hospital, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Ferritins / analysis
Ferrous Compounds / administration & dosage
Hemoglobins / analysis
Iron / blood
Iron, Dietary / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ferrous Compounds; 0/Hemoglobins; 0/Iron, Dietary; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7720-78-7/ferrous sulfate; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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