Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia during infancy and childhood

Acta Paediatr. 2004 Apr;93(4):436-9. doi: 10.1080/08035250410027535.

Abstract

The present definition of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia is under debate. Our present figures for the prevalence of iron deficiency in infants and toddlers are thus disputed.

Conclusion: Better understanding of the regulation of iron metabolism and requirement during the critical early period of growth and development is needed for relevant control of iron deficiency anaemia.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / blood
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / epidemiology*
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Hematologic Tests
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Iron / blood
  • Iron / deficiency*
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Iron