Anemia: when is it not iron deficiency?

Pediatr Nurs. 2003 May-Jun;29(3):205-11.

Abstract

Anemia presents a challenge both in determination of cause and appropriate management. Careful history taking and appropriate screening in keeping with AAP recommendations will aid in identifying cases of anemia. Judicious use of laboratory testing will assist in achieving accurate diagnosis. Finally, appropriately timed and monitored treatment strategies will offer the most optimal outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Anemia / diagnosis
  • Anemia / etiology*
  • Anemia, Hemolytic / diagnosis
  • Anemia, Macrocytic / diagnosis
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Erythrocyte Indices
  • Hematocrit
  • Humans
  • Vitamin B 12 Deficiency / blood