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Pediatric Iron Deficiency Anemia

Last updated March 10, 2018

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrition-related disorder in the world. It can cause anemia and other health effects.


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  • Iron deficiency is the most common nutrition-related disorder in the world. It can cause anemia and other health effects
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children is a common type of anemia in which the level/quantity of red blood cells (RBCs) in blood is low and the size of the red blood cell becomes smaller, due to decreased iron stores in the body
  • Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, which is present in the RBCs. Hemoglobin, carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Without iron, both hemoglobin and RBC levels become low in blood, meaning that less oxygen reaches the cells and tissues; this interferes with the ability of cells and tissues to function properly
  • One of the most common causes of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children is inadequate dietary iron; the iron quantity consumed through food does not meet the needs of the body
  • Pediatric Iron Deficiency Anemia is often treatable. However, the first step is to determine the cause, as to why the child has deficient levels of iron
  • The treatment would involve iron-rich diet and iron supplementation. With proper treatment the prognosis of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children is good

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First uploaded: July 10, 2017
Last updated: March 10, 2018

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