Iron deficiency anemia in toddlers to teens: How to manage when prevention fails

May 2014
Contemporary Pediatrics;May2014, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p12
The article discusses iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in young children to teenaged girls, and the importance of identification and correction of the cause, education of the family about IDA, and prescription of iron therapy by pediatricians. Topics discussed include IDA incidence and nutritional deficiency as primary etiology of IDA, prevention and screening shortfalls, and process for confirmation of IDA diagnosis. It also offers information on IDA education and etiology, and iron therapy.


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