Iron and folate status in Gambian children with malaria.

@article{Abdalla1990IronAF,
  title={Iron and folate status in Gambian children with malaria.},
  author={Saad Habib Abdalla},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={265-72}
}
Iron and folate status were evaluated in a group of 106 Gambian children with malaria and variable degrees of anaemia. In children with malaria, normal or increased levels of red cell folate were found in 75 patients at presentation and in 15 patients 1-2 weeks after treatment with anti-malarials alone, despite the presence of giant metamyelocytes and megaloblasts in the bone marrow in some cases. Twenty-eight per cent of patients were found to have deficient bone marrow iron stores but malaria… CONTINUE READING
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