Iron deficiency in childhood and adolescence: Retrospective review

  title={Iron deficiency in childhood and adolescence: Retrospective review},
  author={M. Ferrara and L. Coppola and A. Coppola and L. Capozzi},
  pages={183 - 186}
  • M. Ferrara, L. Coppola, +1 author L. Capozzi
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Abstract Two hundred and thirty-eight subjects of both sexes, age range 7.5 months–16 years, with iron deficiency (ID), were included in a retrospective review of ID causes, to determine the best treatment. Inadequate iron intake was the cause of ID or iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in 59 subjects from the first months of life to adolescence. Blood loss linked to cow's milk intolerance was the cause of ID or IDA in 37 younger children. Meckel's diverticulum (MD) (6 cases), reflux esophagitis (RE… CONTINUE READING
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