Screening healthy infants for iron deficiency using reticulocyte hemoglobin content.

  title={Screening healthy infants for iron deficiency using reticulocyte hemoglobin content.},
  author={Christina K Ullrich and Ann Wu and Carrie C Armsby and Sarah Rieber and Sarah Wingerter and Carlo Brugnara and David Shapiro and Henry L. Bernstein},
  volume={294 8},
CONTEXT Current clinical practice relies on hemoglobin to detect iron deficiency, which misses infants not yet anemic and places them at higher risk for neurocognitive impairment. Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) has never been compared with hemoglobin for screening healthy infants. OBJECTIVES To evaluate CHr for detecting iron deficiency without anemia in healthy 9- to 12-month-old infants and to compare CHr with hemoglobin in screening for iron deficiency in this population. A… CONTINUE READING
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