Refractory iron-deficiency anaemia due to silent Helicobacter pylori gastritis in children.
We describe the cases of three children with chronic active Helicobacter pylori gastritis and iron-deficiency anaemia without evidence of oesophagogastrointestinal bleeding. In all cases, long-standing iron supplementation became effective only after eradication of Helicobacter pylori.
CONCLUSIONIron-deficiency anaemia may be due to clinically inapparent H. pylori gastritis.
2nd Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, Greece.,
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2nd Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, Greece.
Pub Type(s)Case Reports