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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;56(5):1035-53. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.07.004.

Nutritional deficiencies during normal growth.

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Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.


Nutritional deficiencies have always been a major consideration in pediatrics. Although the classic forms of many of the well-documented nutritional deficiencies are memorized during training as a physician, nutritional deficiencies that can occur in otherwise asymptomatic normally growing children are often overlooked. The two most common deficiencies seen in children who are growing normally are iron and vitamin D deficiencies. These deficiencies are surprisingly common and can have a significant impact on the overall health of a child. This article reviews these nutritional deficiencies and other less commonly seen deficiencies in children who are otherwise growing normally.

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