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Nutr Rev. 1992 May;50(5):134-7.

Treatment of iron-deficiency anemia complicated by scurvy and folic acid deficiency.

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Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199.


We present a case of a child with iron-deficiency anemia, folic acid deficiency, and scurvy. His anemia proved refractory to treatment with iron until he received both folic acid and vitamin C supplementation. This case illustrates the importance of the evaluation of ascorbic acid and folate status in treating iron-deficiency anemia initially refractory to iron supplementation, because multiple nutrient deficiencies may coexist.

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