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Iron deficiency in sickle cell anaemia in Nigerian children.
Ann Trop Paediatr 1982; 2(2):89-92AT

Abstract

The iron status in children with sickle cell anaemia has been studied in 45 patients. The mean haemoglobin level was 7.4 g/dl (s.d. 1.7) and the white cell count more than 11 X 10(9)/l in 35 (78%). Bone marrow examination showed depletion of iron stores of 21 (47%). The total iron binding capacity was elevated in most of the children and serum iron was below the normal mean level for age in 14 (31%) children. The possible causes of iron deficiency in some of these children include dietary deficiency, infections, malabsorption, blood loss through hookworm infestation and growth spurt. In the management of a child with sickle cell disease, iron administration is not recommended unless there is evidence of coexisting iron deficiency.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

6185085

Citation

Okeahialam, T C., and G O. Obi. "Iron Deficiency in Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigerian Children." Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, vol. 2, no. 2, 1982, pp. 89-92.
Okeahialam TC, Obi GO. Iron deficiency in sickle cell anaemia in Nigerian children. Ann Trop Paediatr. 1982;2(2):89-92.
Okeahialam, T. C., & Obi, G. O. (1982). Iron deficiency in sickle cell anaemia in Nigerian children. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, 2(2), pp. 89-92.
Okeahialam TC, Obi GO. Iron Deficiency in Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigerian Children. Ann Trop Paediatr. 1982;2(2):89-92. PubMed PMID: 6185085.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron deficiency in sickle cell anaemia in Nigerian children. AU - Okeahialam,T C, AU - Obi,G O, PY - 1982/6/1/pubmed PY - 1982/6/1/medline PY - 1982/6/1/entrez SP - 89 EP - 92 JF - Annals of tropical paediatrics JO - Ann Trop Paediatr VL - 2 IS - 2 N2 - The iron status in children with sickle cell anaemia has been studied in 45 patients. The mean haemoglobin level was 7.4 g/dl (s.d. 1.7) and the white cell count more than 11 X 10(9)/l in 35 (78%). Bone marrow examination showed depletion of iron stores of 21 (47%). The total iron binding capacity was elevated in most of the children and serum iron was below the normal mean level for age in 14 (31%) children. The possible causes of iron deficiency in some of these children include dietary deficiency, infections, malabsorption, blood loss through hookworm infestation and growth spurt. In the management of a child with sickle cell disease, iron administration is not recommended unless there is evidence of coexisting iron deficiency. SN - 0272-4936 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6185085/Iron_deficiency_in_sickle_cell_anaemia_in_Nigerian_children_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -