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Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):1040-50. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-2576. Epub 2010 Oct 5.

Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age).

Abstract

This clinical report covers diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants (both breastfed and formula fed) and toddlers from birth through 3 years of age. Results of recent basic research support the concerns that iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency without anemia during infancy and childhood can have long-lasting detrimental effects on neurodevelopment. Therefore, pediatricians and other health care providers should strive to eliminate iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia. Appropriate iron intakes for infants and toddlers as well as methods for screening for iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia are presented.

PMID:
20923825
DOI:
10.1542/peds.2010-2576
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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