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The effect of iron supplementation on visual-evoked potentials in infants with iron-deficiency anemia.
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PMID:  11419674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Flash visual-evoked potentials were studied in 20 infants with iron-deficiency anemia to determine the effect of iron deficiency on visual function by using visual-evoked potentials in this type of anemia. After iron therapy for 12 weeks, visual-evoked potentials were retested in these otherwise healthy infants. All infants showed an excellent hematological response to iron therapy. Post-treatment visual-evoked potential N2 latencies (negative deflections) decreased significantly compared to the pre-treatment values (p < 0.05). These results suggest that iron-deficiency anemia causes subclinical visual impairment, and visual-evoked potentials may be a useful non-invasive means of detecting subtle effects of nutritional deficiencies and monitoring the nutritional status of infants.
S U Sarici; V Okutan; M R Dündaröz; A M Serdar; R Akin; G Deda; E Gökçay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-22     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / drug therapy*
Evoked Potentials, Visual / drug effects*
Iron / therapeutic use*
Visual Perception / drug effects
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