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An update on anemia in less developed countries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17620629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The highest prevalence of anemia exists in the developing world where its causes are multi-factorial. Anemia is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in less developed countries (LDCs). Understanding causes of anemia and potential mechanisms are crucial to our ability to intervene to reduce this burden. In the past decade, our understanding of the etiology and mechanisms of anemia in LDCs has advanced significantly. This review will focus on recent advances in our understanding of the burden of anemia in specific sub-groups, the causes and mechanisms of anemia, and consequences of anemia for the human host.
Karine Tolentino; Jennifer F Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-10     Completed Date:  2007-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Center for International Health Research at Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control*
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / epidemiology
Anemia, Sickle Cell / epidemiology
Cost of Illness
Developing Countries
HIV Infections / epidemiology
Malaria / epidemiology

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