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Iron deficiency in sickle cell anaemia in Nigerian children.
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PMID:  6185085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The iron status in children with sickle cell anaemia has been studied in 45 patients. The mean haemoglobin level was 7.4 g/dl (s.d. 1.7) and the white cell count more than 11 X 10(9)/l in 35 (78%). Bone marrow examination showed depletion of iron stores of 21 (47%). The total iron binding capacity was elevated in most of the children and serum iron was below the normal mean level for age in 14 (31%) children. The possible causes of iron deficiency in some of these children include dietary deficiency, infections, malabsorption, blood loss through hookworm infestation and growth spurt. In the management of a child with sickle cell disease, iron administration is not recommended unless there is evidence of coexisting iron deficiency.
T C Okeahialam; G O Obi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hypochromic / blood,  epidemiology*
Anemia, Sickle Cell / blood,  epidemiology*
Blood Cell Count
Child, Preschool
Iron / blood
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