Microcytosis and possible early iron deficiency in paediatric inpatients: a retrospective audit

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BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anaemia is a common paediatric problem worldwide, with significant neurodevelopmental morbidity if left untreated. A decrease in the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) can be used as a surrogate marker for detecting early iron deficiency prior to definitive investigation and treatment. An audit cycle was therefore undertaken to… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-9-36

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