Comparative effectiveness of zinc protoporphyrin and hemoglobin concentrations in identifying iron deficiency in a group of low-income, preschool-aged children: practical implications of recent illness.

@article{Crowell2006ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effectiveness of zinc protoporphyrin and hemoglobin concentrations in identifying iron deficiency in a group of low-income, preschool-aged children: practical implications of recent illness.},
  author={Rebecca E Crowell and Ann Marie Ferris and Richard James Wood and Patricia A Joyce and Hilda Slivka},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={224-32}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to assess the influence of recent infection on screening tests for iron depletion (zinc protoporphyrin and hemoglobin) among low-income, preschool-aged children. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted at community sites and ambulatory care clinics in Hartford, Connecticut, and included 180 preschool-aged children. Iron depletion was defined as serum ferritin levels of < or = 15 microg/L. Recent illness was defined by parent or guardian (caretaker) report or… CONTINUE READING

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