Anemia in children.

  title={Anemia in children.},
  author={Jennifer A Irwin and Jeffrey T Kirchner},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={64 8},
Anemia in children is commonly encountered by the family physician. Multiple causes exist, but with a thorough history, a physical examination and limited laboratory evaluation a specific diagnosis can usually be established. The use of the mean corpuscular volume to classify the anemia as microcytic, normocytic or macrocytic is a standard diagnostic approach. The most common form of microcytic anemia is iron deficiency caused by reduced dietary intake. It is easily treatable with supplemental… CONTINUE READING
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