Asymptomatic giardiasis does not affect iron absorption in children with iron deficiency anemia.

@article{Morais1996AsymptomaticGD,
  title={Asymptomatic giardiasis does not affect iron absorption in children with iron deficiency anemia.},
  author={Mauro Batista de Morais and Helena U Suzuki and Jose N Corral and Nelson L Machado and Ulysses Fagundes Neto},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={434-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Malabsorption of iron has been reported in children with symptomatic giardiasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate intestinal absorption of iron in children with asymptomatic giardiasis and iron deficiency anemia. SUBJECTS Based upon results of blood hemoglobin and stool examination, two groups were established: asymptomatic giardiasis and anemia, and anemia without intestinal parasitosis (control group). Patients were aged 1-6 years. There was no difference in age, weight… CONTINUE READING