Iron Status Predicts Malaria Risk in Malawian Preschool Children

@inproceedings{Jonker2012IronSP,
  title={Iron Status Predicts Malaria Risk in Malawian Preschool Children},
  author={Femkje A. M. Jonker and Job C. J. Calis and Michael Boele van Hensbroek and Kamija Samuel Phiri and Ronald Bertus Geskus and Bernard John Brabin and Tjalling Leenstra},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Iron deficiency is highly prevalent in pre-school children in developing countries and an important health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. A debate exists on the possible protective effect of iron deficiency against malaria and other infections; yet consensus is lacking due to limited data. Recent studies have focused on the risks of iron supplementation but the effect of an individual's iron status on malaria risk remains unclear. Studies of iron status in areas with a high burden… CONTINUE READING
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