Serum ferritin, erythrocyte protoporphyrin and hemoglobin are valid indicators of iron status of school children in a malaria-holoendemic population.

@article{Stoltzfus1997SerumFE,
  title={Serum ferritin, erythrocyte protoporphyrin and hemoglobin are valid indicators of iron status of school children in a malaria-holoendemic population.},
  author={Rebecca J Stoltzfus and Hababu M. Chwaya and Marco Albonico and Kerry J. Schulze and Lorenzo Savioli and James M. Tielsch},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={
          293-8
        }
}
In many African populations, the prevalences of both iron deficiency and malarial infection exceed 50%. The control of iron deficiency anemia is of urgent public health importance, but assessment of iron status in these contexts has been controversial because of the effects of malarial disease on common iron status indicators. We assessed iron status in 3605 school children in Zanzibar by measuring hemoglobin, erythrocyte protoporphyrin (EP) and serum ferritin concentrations. Malaria… CONTINUE READING
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