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Toddlers with anasarca and severe anemia: a lesson in preventive medicine.
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PMID:  22157360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Two toddlers presented to their primary medical providers with anasarca and severe anemia. Laboratory evaluation revealed iron deficiency along with hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia. Both children were diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and were suspected to have an associated protein-losing enteropathy. A brief review of the literature is provided, and data supporting the notion of protein-losing enteropathy being a consequence of severe iron deficiency anemia are discussed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for prevention of iron deficiency anemia are reviewed. These cases illustrate the importance of the primary medical care provider's role in preventive medicine and provide an example of severe complications that may arise from iron deficiency anemia if it is not recognized and treated early.
Authors:
Jennifer L Salstrom; Michael Kent; Xiayuan Liang; Michael Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-698X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
aDepartment of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Rick Wilson Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders bDepartment of Pathology, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA.
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