Nutrition assessment in children with sickle cell disease.

@article{Williams1997NutritionAI,
  title={Nutrition assessment in children with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Ruth Williams and E. Olusegun George and Winfred C. Wang},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians : the official publication of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={44-8}
}
Children with sickle cell disease have decreased height and weight when compared with their peers. Although exact reasons for poor growth have not been established, increased calorie and protein needs and deficiencies in zinc, folic acid, and vitamins A, C, and E may be factors. To determine whether inadequate nutrient intake contributes to this poor growth, we conducted a survey of the nutrition knowledge and practices of families affected by sickle cell disease. Sixty-one patients with a… CONTINUE READING
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