Iron: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.Anemia: A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.Anemia, Iron-Deficiency: Anemia characterized by decreased or absent iron stores, low serum iron concentration, low transferrin saturation, and low hemoglobin concentration or hematocrit value. The erythrocytes are hypochromic and microcytic and the iron binding capacity is increased.Anemia, Hypochromic: Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)Iron, Dietary: Iron or iron compounds used in foods or as food. Dietary iron is important in oxygen transport and the synthesis of the iron-porphyrin proteins hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, and cytochrome oxidase. Insufficient amounts of dietary iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia.Ferritins: Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.Iron Chelating Agents: Organic chemicals that form two or more coordination links with an iron ion. Once coordination has occurred, the complex formed is called a chelate. The iron-binding porphyrin group of hemoglobin is an example of a metal chelate found in biological systems.Hemoglobins: The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.Erythrocyte Indices: ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).Iron Overload: An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)Anemia, Aplastic: A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.Anemia, Hemolytic: A condition of inadequate circulating red blood cells (ANEMIA) or insufficient HEMOGLOBIN due to premature destruction of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES).Iron Compounds: Organic and inorganic compounds that contain iron as an integral part of the molecule.Transferrin: An iron-binding beta1-globulin that is synthesized in the LIVER and secreted into the blood. It plays a central role in the transport of IRON throughout the circulation. A variety of transferrin isoforms exist in humans, including some that are considered markers for specific disease states.Receptors, Transferrin: Membrane glycoproteins found in high concentrations on iron-utilizing cells. They specifically bind iron-bearing transferrin, are endocytosed with its ligand and then returned to the cell surface where transferrin without its iron is released.Ferrous Compounds: Inorganic or organic compounds that contain divalent iron.Iron Metabolism Disorders: Disorders in the processing of iron in the body: its absorption, transport, storage, and utilization. (From Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)Hepcidins: Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.Deficiency Diseases: A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)Iron Isotopes: Stable iron atoms that have the same atomic number as the element iron, but differ in atomic weight. Fe-54, 57, and 58 are stable iron isotopes.Fanconi Anemia: Congenital disorder affecting all bone marrow elements, resulting in ANEMIA; LEUKOPENIA; and THROMBOPENIA, and associated with cardiac, renal, and limb malformations as well as dermal pigmentary changes. Spontaneous CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE is a feature of this disease along with predisposition to LEUKEMIA. There are at least 7 complementation groups in Fanconi anemia: FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, and FANCL. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=227650, August 20, 2004)Anemia, Pernicious: A megaloblastic anemia occurring in children but more commonly in later life, characterized by histamine-fast achlorhydria, in which the laboratory and clinical manifestations are based on malabsorption of vitamin B 12 due to a failure of the gastric mucosa to secrete adequate and potent intrinsic factor. (Dorland, 27th ed)Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic: The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a blood disease (HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES) which involves BLOOD CELLS or COAGULATION FACTORS. The hematologic disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.Anemia, Macrocytic: Anemia characterized by larger than normal erythrocytes, increased mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH).Ferric Compounds: Inorganic or organic compounds containing trivalent iron.Protoporphyrins: Porphyrins with four methyl, two vinyl, and two propionic acid side chains attached to the pyrrole rings. Protoporphyrin IX occurs in hemoglobin, myoglobin, and most of the cytochromes.Iron Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of iron that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Fe atoms with atomic weights 52, 53, 55, and 59-61 are radioactive iron isotopes.Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune: Acquired hemolytic anemia due to the presence of AUTOANTIBODIES which agglutinate or lyse the patient's own RED BLOOD CELLS.Hematocrit: The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.Hemoglobinometry: Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.Erythropoietin: Glycoprotein hormone, secreted chiefly by the KIDNEY in the adult and the LIVER in the FETUS, that acts on erythroid stem cells of the BONE MARROW to stimulate proliferation and differentiation.Anemia, Sideroblastic: Anemia characterized by the presence of erythroblasts containing excessive deposits of iron in the marrow.Anemia, Sickle Cell: A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.Anemia, Megaloblastic: A disorder characterized by the presence of ANEMIA, abnormally large red blood cells (megalocytes or macrocytes), and MEGALOBLASTS.Vitamin B 12 Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN B 12 in the diet, characterized by megaloblastic anemia. Since vitamin B 12 is not present in plants, humans have obtained their supply from animal products, from multivitamin supplements in the form of pills, and as additives to food preparations. A wide variety of neuropsychiatric abnormalities is also seen in vitamin B 12 deficiency and appears to be due to an undefined defect involving myelin synthesis. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p848)Anemia, Refractory: A severe sometimes chronic anemia, usually macrocytic in type, that does not respond to ordinary antianemic therapy.Vitamin A Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN A in the diet, characterized by NIGHT BLINDNESS and other ocular manifestations such as dryness of the conjunctiva and later of the cornea (XEROPHTHALMIA). Vitamin A deficiency is a very common problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries as a consequence of famine or shortages of vitamin A-rich foods. In the United States it is found among the urban poor, the elderly, alcoholics, and patients with malabsorption. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1179)Food, Fortified: Any food that has been supplemented with essential nutrients either in quantities that are greater than those present normally, or which are not present in the food normally. Fortified food includes also food to which various nutrients have been added to compensate for those removed by refinement or processing. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides: Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.Folic Acid Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of FOLIC ACID in the diet. Many plant and animal tissues contain folic acid, abundant in green leafy vegetables, yeast, liver, and mushrooms but destroyed by long-term cooking. Alcohol interferes with its intermediate metabolism and absorption. Folic acid deficiency may develop in long-term anticonvulsant therapy or with use of oral contraceptives. This deficiency causes anemia, macrocytic anemia, and megaloblastic anemia. It is indistinguishable from vitamin B 12 deficiency in peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, but the neurologic lesions seen in B 12 deficiency do not occur. (Merck Manual, 16th ed)Hematinics: Agents which improve the quality of the blood, increasing the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes. They are used in the treatment of anemias.Iron-Dextran Complex: A complex of ferric oxyhydroxide with dextrans of 5000 to 7000 daltons in a viscous solution containing 50 mg/ml of iron. It is supplied as a parenteral preparation and is used as a hematinic. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1292)Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Erythropoiesis: The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.Dietary Supplements: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.Erythrocyte Count: The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.FMN Reductase: An enzyme that utilizes NADH or NADPH to reduce FLAVINS. It is involved in a number of biological processes that require reduced flavin for their functions such as bacterial bioluminescence. Formerly listed as EC 1.6.8.1 and EC 1.5.1.29.Cation Transport Proteins: Membrane proteins whose primary function is to facilitate the transport of positively charged molecules (cations) across a biological membrane.Glucaric Acid: A sugar acid derived from D-glucose in which both the aldehydic carbon atom and the carbon atom bearing the primary hydroxyl group are oxidized to carboxylic acid groups.Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Hemochromatosis: A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by a triad of HEMOSIDEROSIS; LIVER CIRRHOSIS; and DIABETES MELLITUS. It is caused by massive iron deposits in parenchymal cells that may develop after a prolonged increase of iron absorption. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)Infectious Anemia Virus, Equine: A species of LENTIVIRUS, subgenus equine lentiviruses (LENTIVIRUSES, EQUINE), causing acute and chronic infection in horses. It is transmitted mechanically by biting flies, mosquitoes, and midges, and iatrogenically through unsterilized equipment. Chronic infection often consists of acute episodes with remissions.Iron Regulatory Protein 2: A multifunctional iron-sulfur protein that is both an iron regulatory protein and cytoplasmic form of aconitate hydratase. It binds to iron regulatory elements found on mRNAs involved in iron metabolism and regulates their translation. Its rate of degradation is increased in the presence of IRON.Bloodletting: Puncture of a vein to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Bloodletting therapy has been used in Talmudic and Indian medicine since the medieval time, and was still practiced widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its modern counterpart is PHLEBOTOMY.Iron-Binding Proteins: Proteins that specifically bind to IRON.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Iron Regulatory Protein 1: A multifunctional iron-sulfur protein that is both an iron regulatory protein and cytoplasmic form of aconitate hydratase. It binds to iron regulatory elements found on mRNAs involved in iron metabolism and regulates their translation. Its RNA binding ability and its aconitate hydrolase activity are dependent upon availability of IRON.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital: Hemolytic anemia due to various intrinsic defects of the erythrocyte.Hookworm Infections: Infection of humans or animals with hookworms other than those caused by the genus Ancylostoma or Necator, for which the specific terms ANCYLOSTOMIASIS and NECATORIASIS are available.alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Deficiency of the protease inhibitor ALPHA 1-ANTITRYPSIN that manifests primarily as PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA and LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Pica: The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (DSM-IV)Deferoxamine: Natural product isolated from Streptomyces pilosus. It forms iron complexes and is used as a chelating agent, particularly in the mesylate form.HemosiderinLiver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Zinc: A metallic element of atomic number 30 and atomic weight 65.38. It is a necessary trace element in the diet, forming an essential part of many enzymes, and playing an important role in protein synthesis and in cell division. Zinc deficiency is associated with ANEMIA, short stature, HYPOGONADISM, impaired WOUND HEALING, and geophagia. It is known by the symbol Zn.Trace Elements: A group of chemical elements that are needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of an organism. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)beta-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.Folic Acid: A member of the vitamin B family that stimulates the hematopoietic system. It is present in the liver and kidney and is found in mushrooms, spinach, yeast, green leaves, and grasses (POACEAE). Folic acid is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia.Vitamin D Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN D in the diet, insufficient production of vitamin D in the skin, inadequate absorption of vitamin D from the diet, or abnormal conversion of vitamin D to its bioactive metabolites. It is manifested clinically as RICKETS in children and OSTEOMALACIA in adults. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1406)Biological Availability: The extent to which the active ingredient of a drug dosage form becomes available at the site of drug action or in a biological medium believed to reflect accessibility to a site of action.Equine Infectious Anemia: Viral disease of horses caused by the equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV; INFECTIOUS ANEMIA VIRUS, EQUINE). It is characterized by intermittent fever, weakness, and anemia. Chronic infection consists of acute episodes with remissions.Reticulocyte Count: The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Iron Carbonyl Compounds: Complex of iron atoms chelated with carbonyl ions.Intestinal Absorption: Uptake of substances through the lining of the INTESTINES.Siderophores: Low-molecular-weight compounds produced by microorganisms that aid in the transport and sequestration of ferric iron. (The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994)Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency: A disease-producing enzyme deficiency subject to many variants, some of which cause a deficiency of GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE activity in erythrocytes, leading to hemolytic anemia.Iron-Regulatory Proteins: Proteins that regulate cellular and organismal iron homeostasis. They play an important biological role by maintaining iron levels that are adequate for metabolic need, but below the toxicity threshold.Anemia, Dyserythropoietic, Congenital: A familial disorder characterized by ANEMIA with multinuclear ERYTHROBLASTS, karyorrhexis, asynchrony of nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation, and various nuclear abnormalities of bone marrow erythrocyte precursors (ERYTHROID PRECURSOR CELLS). Type II is the most common of the 3 types; it is often referred to as HEMPAS, based on the Hereditary Erythroblast Multinuclearity with Positive Acidified Serum test.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Homeostasis: The processes whereby the internal environment of an organism tends to remain balanced and stable.Thalassemia: A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.Chicken anemia virus: The type species of GYROVIRUS, a small, non-enveloped DNA virus originally isolated from contaminated vaccines in Japan. It causes chicken infectious anemia and may possibly play a key role in hemorrhagic anemia syndrome, anemia dermatitis, and blue wing disease.Anemia, Diamond-Blackfan: A rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy. The disease is characterized by a moderate to severe macrocytic anemia, occasional neutropenia or thrombocytosis, a normocellular bone marrow with erythroid hypoplasia, and an increased risk of developing leukemia. (Curr Opin Hematol 2000 Mar;7(2):85-94)Erythrocytes, Abnormal: Oxygen-carrying RED BLOOD CELLS in mammalian blood that are abnormal in structure or function.IgA Deficiency: A dysgammaglobulinemia characterized by a deficiency of IMMUNOGLOBULIN A.Blood Cell Count: The number of LEUKOCYTES and ERYTHROCYTES per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD. A complete blood count (CBC) also includes measurement of the HEMOGLOBIN; HEMATOCRIT; and ERYTHROCYTE INDICES.Micronutrients: Essential dietary elements or organic compounds that are required in only small quantities for normal physiologic processes to occur.Thiamine Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of THIAMINE in the diet, characterized by anorexia, irritability, and weight loss. Later, patients experience weakness, peripheral neuropathy, headache, and tachycardia. In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency in the United States most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption. In countries relying on polished rice as a dietary staple, BERIBERI prevalence is very high. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1171)Vitamin B 12: A cobalt-containing coordination compound produced by intestinal micro-organisms and found also in soil and water. Higher plants do not concentrate vitamin B 12 from the soil and so are a poor source of the substance as compared with animal tissues. INTRINSIC FACTOR is important for the assimilation of vitamin B 12.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutritional physiology of children from birth to 2 years of age.Infant Food: Food processed and manufactured for the nutritional health of children in their first year of life.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.CeruloplasminBone Marrow Examination: Removal of bone marrow and evaluation of its histologic picture.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group Proteins: A diverse group of proteins whose genetic MUTATIONS have been associated with the chromosomal instability syndrome FANCONI ANEMIA. Many of these proteins play important roles in protecting CELLS against OXIDATIVE STRESS.Copper: A heavy metal trace element with the atomic symbol Cu, atomic number 29, and atomic weight 63.55.Hemosiderosis: Conditions in which there is a generalized increase in the iron stores of body tissues, particularly of liver and the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM, without demonstrable tissue damage. The name refers to the presence of stainable iron in the tissue in the form of hemosiderin.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Reticulocytes: Immature ERYTHROCYTES. In humans, these are ERYTHROID CELLS that have just undergone extrusion of their CELL NUCLEUS. They still contain some organelles that gradually decrease in number as the cells mature. RIBOSOMES are last to disappear. Certain staining techniques cause components of the ribosomes to precipitate into characteristic "reticulum" (not the same as the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM), hence the name reticulocytes.Duodenum: The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.Iodine: A nonmetallic element of the halogen group that is represented by the atomic symbol I, atomic number 53, and atomic weight of 126.90. It is a nutritionally essential element, especially important in thyroid hormone synthesis. In solution, it has anti-infective properties and is used topically.Apoferritins: The protein components of ferritins. Apoferritins are shell-like structures containing nanocavities and ferroxidase activities. Apoferritin shells are composed of 24 subunits, heteropolymers in vertebrates and homopolymers in bacteria. In vertebrates, there are two types of subunits, light chain and heavy chain. The heavy chain contains the ferroxidase activity.Vitamin E Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN E in the diet, characterized by posterior column and spinocerebellar tract abnormalities, areflexia, ophthalmoplegia, and disturbances of gait, proprioception, and vibration. In premature infants vitamin E deficiency is associated with hemolytic anemia, thrombocytosis, edema, intraventricular hemorrhage, and increasing risk of retrolental fibroplasia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. An apparent inborn error of vitamin E metabolism, named familial isolated vitamin E deficiency, has recently been identified. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1181)Magnesium Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of magnesium in the diet, characterized by anorexia, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, and weakness. Symptoms are paresthesias, muscle cramps, irritability, decreased attention span, and mental confusion, possibly requiring months to appear. Deficiency of body magnesium can exist even when serum values are normal. In addition, magnesium deficiency may be organ-selective, since certain tissues become deficient before others. (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1936)Heme: The color-furnishing portion of hemoglobin. It is found free in tissues and as the prosthetic group in many hemeproteins.Mice, Inbred C57BLBody Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Pregnancy Complications: Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.Ascorbic Acid Deficiency: A condition due to a dietary deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), characterized by malaise, lethargy, and weakness. As the disease progresses, joints, muscles, and subcutaneous tissues may become the sites of hemorrhage. Ascorbic acid deficiency frequently develops into SCURVY in young children fed unsupplemented cow's milk exclusively during their first year. It develops also commonly in chronic alcoholism. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1177)Anemia, Neonatal: The mildest form of erythroblastosis fetalis in which anemia is the chief manifestation.Infant Nutrition Disorders: Disorders caused by nutritional imbalance, either overnutrition or undernutrition, occurring in infants ages 1 month to 24 months.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Phlebotomy: The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Nutritional Requirements: The amounts of various substances in food needed by an organism to sustain healthy life.Cote d'Ivoire: A republic in western Africa, south of MALI and BURKINA FASO, bordered by GHANA on the east. Its administrative capital is Abidjan and Yamoussoukro has been the official capital since 1983. The country was formerly called Ivory Coast.Riboflavin Deficiency: A dietary deficiency of riboflavin causing a syndrome chiefly marked by cheilitis, angular stomatitis, glossitis associated with a purplish red or magenta-colored tongue that may show fissures, corneal vascularization, dyssebacia, and anemia. (Dorland, 27th ed)Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital Nonspherocytic: Any one of a group of congenital hemolytic anemias in which there is no abnormal hemoglobin or spherocytosis and in which there is a defect of glycolysis in the erythrocyte. Common causes include deficiencies in GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE ISOMERASE; PYRUVATE KINASE; and GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE.Hemoglobinopathies: A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule.Flour: Ground up seed of WHEAT.Vitamin A: Retinol and derivatives of retinol that play an essential role in metabolic functioning of the retina, the growth of and differentiation of epithelial tissue, the growth of bone, reproduction, and the immune response. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants. It is enriched in the liver, egg yolks, and the fat component of dairy products.Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes: Syndromes in which there is a deficiency or defect in the mechanisms of immunity, either cellular or humoral.Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Erythrocyte Volume: Volume of circulating ERYTHROCYTES . It is usually measured by RADIOISOTOPE DILUTION TECHNIQUE.Bone Marrow: The soft tissue filling the cavities of bones. Bone marrow exists in two types, yellow and red. Yellow marrow is found in the large cavities of large bones and consists mostly of fat cells and a few primitive blood cells. Red marrow is a hematopoietic tissue and is the site of production of erythrocytes and granular leukocytes. Bone marrow is made up of a framework of connective tissue containing branching fibers with the frame being filled with marrow cells.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Absorption: The physical or physiological processes by which substances, tissue, cells, etc. take up or take in other substances or energy.Polycythemia: An increase in the total red cell mass of the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)Ascorbic Acid: A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Azetidinecarboxylic Acid: A proline analog that acts as a stoichiometric replacement of proline. It causes the production of abnormal proteins with impaired biological activity.Anemia, Refractory, with Excess of Blasts: Chronic refractory anemia with granulocytopenia, and/or thrombocytopenia. Myeloblasts and progranulocytes constitute 5 to 40 percent of the nucleated marrow cells.Plant Roots: The usually underground portions of a plant that serve as support, store food, and through which water and mineral nutrients enter the plant. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982; Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Hematologic Tests: Tests used in the analysis of the hemic system.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Tanzania: A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.Postgastrectomy Syndromes: Sequelae of gastrectomy from the second week after operation on. Include recurrent or anastomotic ulcer, postprandial syndromes (DUMPING SYNDROME and late postprandial hypoglycemia), disordered bowel action, and nutritional deficiencies.Malabsorption Syndromes: General term for a group of MALNUTRITION syndromes caused by failure of normal INTESTINAL ABSORPTION of nutrients.Protein C Deficiency: An absence or deficiency in PROTEIN C which leads to impaired regulation of blood coagulation. It is associated with an increased risk of severe or premature thrombosis. (Stedman's Med. Dict., 26th ed.)Nonheme Iron Proteins: Proteins, usually acting in oxidation-reduction reactions, containing iron but no porphyrin groups. (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1993, pG-10)Erythrocyte Aging: The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Vitamin B 6 Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN B 6 in the diet, characterized by dermatitis, glossitis, cheilosis, and stomatitis. Marked deficiency causes irritability, weakness, depression, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, and seizures. In infants and children typical manifestations are diarrhea, anemia, and seizures. Deficiency can be caused by certain medications, such as isoniazid.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group D2 Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that undergoes mono-ubiquitination by FANCL PROTEIN in response to DNA DAMAGE. Also, in response to IONIZING RADIATION it can undergo PHOSPHORYLATION by ataxia telangiectasia mutated protein. Modified FANCD2 interacts with BRCA2 PROTEIN in a stable complex with CHROMATIN, and it is involved in DNA REPAIR by homologous RECOMBINATION.Hemoglobin E: An abnormal hemoglobin that results from the substitution of lysine for glutamic acid at position 26 of the beta chain. It is most frequently observed in southeast Asian populations.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group C Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that regulates the activities of CYTOCHROME P450 REDUCTASE and GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE. It is found predominately in the CYTOPLASM, but moves to the CELL NUCLEUS in response to FANCE PROTEIN.IgG Deficiency: A dysgammaglobulinemia characterized by a deficiency of IMMUNOGLOBULIN G.Membrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group A Protein: A Fanconi anemia complementation group protein that is the most commonly mutated protein in FANCONI ANEMIA. It undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by PROTEIN KINASE B and forms a complex with FANCC PROTEIN in the CELL NUCLEUS.Thrombocytosis: Increased numbers of platelets in the peripheral blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)Restless Legs Syndrome: A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep.Indonesia: A republic stretching from the Indian Ocean east to New Guinea, comprising six main islands: Java, Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly known as the Celebes) and Irian Jaya (the western part of New Guinea). Its capital is Djakarta. The ethnic groups living there are largely Chinese, Arab, Eurasian, Indian, and Pakistani; 85% of the peoples are of the Islamic faith.alpha-Thalassemia: A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.Child Development: The continuous sequential physiological and psychological maturing of an individual from birth up to but not including ADOLESCENCE.Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutrition of a mother which affects the health of the FETUS and INFANT as well as herself.Recombinant Proteins: Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.Ancylostomiasis: Infection of humans or animals with hookworms of the genus ANCYLOSTOMA. Characteristics include anemia, dyspepsia, eosinophilia, and abdominal swelling.Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Parasitic Diseases: Infections or infestations with parasitic organisms. They are often contracted through contact with an intermediate vector, but may occur as the result of direct exposure.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.VietnamEndoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Phytic Acid: Complexing agent for removal of traces of heavy metal ions. It acts also as a hypocalcemic agent.Blood DonorsPorphyrins: A group of compounds containing the porphin structure, four pyrrole rings connected by methine bridges in a cyclic configuration to which a variety of side chains are attached. The nature of the side chain is indicated by a prefix, as uroporphyrin, hematoporphyrin, etc. The porphyrins, in combination with iron, form the heme component in biologically significant compounds such as hemoglobin and myoglobin.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Administration, Oral: The giving of drugs, chemicals, or other substances by mouth.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Renal Dialysis: Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.Celiac Disease: A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing GLUTEN, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by INFLAMMATION of the SMALL INTESTINE, loss of MICROVILLI structure, failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION, and MALNUTRITION.Aconitate Hydratase: An enzyme that catalyzes the reversible hydration of cis-aconitate to yield citrate or isocitrate. It is one of the citric acid cycle enzymes. EC 4.2.1.3.Animals, Newborn: Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.Factor V Deficiency: A deficiency of blood coagulation factor V (known as proaccelerin or accelerator globulin or labile factor) leading to a rare hemorrhagic tendency known as Owren's disease or parahemophilia. It varies greatly in severity. Factor V deficiency is an autosomal recessive trait. (Dorland, 27th ed)Pallor: A clinical manifestation consisting of an unnatural paleness of the skin.Spleen: An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.Maltose: A dextrodisaccharide from malt and starch. It is used as a sweetening agent and fermentable intermediate in brewing. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Administration, Intravenous: Delivery of substances through VENIPUNCTURE into the VEINS.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.AlaskaBreast Feeding: The nursing of an infant at the breast.Growth: Gradual increase in the number, the size, and the complexity of cells of an individual. Growth generally results in increase in ORGAN WEIGHT; BODY WEIGHT; and BODY HEIGHT.Hydroponics: A technique for growing plants in culture solutions rather than in soil. The roots are immersed in an aerated solution containing the correct proportions of essential mineral salts. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Ancylostoma: A genus of nematode intestinal parasites that consists of several species. A. duodenale is the common hookworm in humans. A. braziliense, A. ceylonicum, and A. caninum occur primarily in cats and dogs, but all have been known to occur in humans.Metabolism, Inborn Errors: Errors in metabolic processes resulting from inborn genetic mutations that are inherited or acquired in utero.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Ferrosoferric Oxide: Iron (II,III) oxide (Fe3O4). It is a black ore of IRON that forms opaque crystals and exerts strong magnetism.Malnutrition: An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.Goiter, Endemic: A form of IODINE deficiency disorders characterized by an enlargement of the THYROID GLAND in a significantly large fraction of a POPULATION GROUP. Endemic goiter is common in mountainous and iodine-deficient areas of the world where the DIET contains insufficient amount of iodine.Bottle Feeding: Use of nursing bottles for feeding. Applies to humans and animals.

Perspectives from micronutrient malnutrition elimination/eradication programmes. (1/1218)

Micronutrient malnutrition cannot be eradicated, but the elimination and control of iron, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies and their health-related consequences as public health problems are currently the targets of global programmes. Remarkable progress is occurring in the control of goitre and xerophthalmia, but iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) has been less responsive to prevention and control efforts. Subclinical consequences of micronutrient deficiencies, i.e. "hidden hunger", include compromised immune functions that increase the risk of morbidity and mortality, impaired cognitive development and growth, and reduced reproductive and work capacity and performance. The implications are obvious for human health and national and global economic and social development. Mixes of affordable interventions are available which, when appropriately adapted to resource availability and context, are proven to be effective. These include both food-based interventions, particularly fortification programmes, such as salt iodization, and use of concentrated micronutrient supplements. A mix of accompanying programmes for infection control, community participation, including education, communication and information exchange, and private sector involvement are lessons learned for overcoming deterrents and sustaining progress towards elimination.  (+info)

Candidate noninfectious disease conditions. (2/1218)

Important micronutrient deficiencies in at-risk populations can be addressed simultaneously with programmatically cost-effective results. Because of the interaction between many micronutrients, this would also be biologically effective. With adequate investment and political support, the chances of eliminating iodine deficiency as a problem in women of reproductive age and young children and of eliminating vitamin A deficiency as a problem in young children in the future are high. To eliminate iron deficiency and folic-acid-dependent neural tube defects (FADNTDs) in low-income populations, a new set of approaches will have to be developed. These same approaches, if successful, could be used to tackle other important micronutrient deficiencies.  (+info)

Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis. Epidemiology, pathogenic aspects and diagnosis. (3/1218)

Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare clinical entity characterized by recurrent episodes of diffuse alveolar haemorrhage, often presenting with haemoptysis. Many patients have iron deficiency anaemia due to deposition of haemosiderin iron in the alveoli, and eventually develop moderate pulmonary fibrosis. Typically, intensive search for an aetiology ends up negative. There is no evidence of pulmonary vasculitis or capillaritis. The aetiology is obscure, but may be an immunological or toxic mechanism causing a defect in the basement membrane of the pulmonary capillary. IPH affects both children and adults. During an acute episode, a chest X-ray demonstrates bilateral, alveolar infiltrates. Sputum examination discloses haemosiderin-laden alveolar macrophages. Diagnosis is established by lung biopsy (fiber-optic or thoracoscopic), showing large numbers of haemosiderin-laden macrophages in the alveoli and without evidence of capillaritis or deposition of immunoglobulins. Corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive drugs may be effective during an acute bleeding episode, and may in some patients improve symptoms and prognosis on the long-term, but the response to treatment displays great interindividual variation.  (+info)

Iron supplemented formula milk related to reduction in psychomotor decline in infants from inner city areas: randomised study. (4/1218)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of unmodified cows' milk and iron supplemented formula milk on psychomotor development in infants from inner city areas when used as the main milk source. DESIGN: Double blind, randomised intervention trial. SETTING: Birmingham health centre. SUBJECTS: 100 infants, mean age 7.8 months (range 5.7 to 8.6 months), whose mothers had already elected to use unmodified cows' milk as their infant's milk source. INTERVENTION: Changing to an iron supplemented formula milk from enrolment to 18 months of age, or continuing with unmodified cows' milk. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Developmental assessments using Griffiths scales at enrolment and at 18 and 24 months. RESULTS: 85 participants completed the trial. There were no significant differences in haemoglobin concentration between the two groups at enrolment, but by 18 months of age 33% of the unmodified cows' milk group, but only 2% of the iron supplemented group, were anaemic (P<0.001). The experimental groups had Griffiths general quotient scores that were not significantly different at enrolment, but the scores in both groups declined during the study. By 24 months the decrease in the mean scores in the unmodified cows' milk group was 14.7 whereas the decrease in the mean scores in the iron supplemented group was 9.3 (P<0.02, 95% confidence interval 0.4 to 10.4). Mean subquotient scores were considerably lower in the unmodified cows' milk group at 24 months; significantly so for personal and social scores (P<0.02, 1.2 to 16.8 [corrected]). CONCLUSION: Replacing unmodified cows' milk with an iron supplemented formula milk up to 18 months of age in infants from inner city areas prevents iron deficiency anaemia and reduces the decline in psychomotor development seen in such infants from the second half of the first year.  (+info)

Two way push videoenteroscopy in investigation of small bowel disease. (5/1218)

AIMS: To evaluate the diagnostic yield and safety of a new push type videoenteroscope (PVE) for diagnosis of small bowel disease. METHODS: Three hundred and thirteen patients were referred for one or two way PVE from December 1993 to June 1996. Indications for PVE were: an unexplained iron deficiency anaemia with or without clinically evident gastrointestinal bleeding; or a complementary investigation for suspected small bowel disease, after a small bowel barium follow through (SBBFT) considered as normal or abnormal, but without a definite diagnosis. RESULTS: A jejunoscopy and a retrograde ileoscopy were carried out in 306 and 234 patients, respectively. In patients with isolated anaemia (n = 131) and those with clinically evident gastrointestinal bleeding associated anaemia (n = 72), PVE provided a diagnosis in 26 (19.8%) and 22 (30.5%) cases, respectively. Lesions found were located in the jejunoileum in 30 (14.7%) patients and in the gastroduodenum or the colon in 18 (8.8%) patients--that is, within the reach of the conventional gastroscope/colonoscope. In patients with normal (n = 54) or abnormal (n = 56) SBBFT, PVE provided a diagnosis in 17 (31%) and 27 (48%) cases, respectively. In 25% of cases, the abnormal appearance of SBBFT was not confirmed. The site of the radiological abnormality was not reached in 27% of cases. Lesions were located at the jejunum and the ileum in 59 (64%) and 33 (36%) cases, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: PVE is useful in around 30% of cases of unexplained anaemia or after an SBBFT which failed to provide an accurate aetiological diagnosis. Use of retrograde videoenteroscopy increases diagnostic yield by one third.  (+info)

Ambulatory management of common forms of anemia. (6/1218)

Anemia is a prevalent condition with a variety of underlying causes. Once the etiology has been established, many forms of anemia can be easily managed by the family physician. Iron deficiency, the most common form of anemia, may be treated orally or, rarely, parenterally. Vitamin B12 deficiency has traditionally been treated with intramuscular injections, although oral and intranasal preparations are also available. The treatment of folate deficiency is straightforward, relying on oral supplements. Folic acid supplementation is also recommended for women of child-bearing age to reduce their risk of neural tube defects. Current research focuses on folate's role in reducing the risk of premature cardiovascular disease.  (+info)

The comparison of mixed distribution analysis with a three-criteria model as a method for estimating the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in Costa Rican children aged 12-23 months. (7/1218)

BACKGROUND: A maximum likelihood method of mixed distribution analysis (MDA) is presented as a method to estimate the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in Costa Rican infants 12-23 months old. MDA characterizes the parameters of the admixed distributions of iron deficient anaemics and non-iron-deficient-anaemics (NA) from the frequency distribution of haemoglobin concentration of the total sample population. METHODS: Data collected by Lozoff et al. (1986) from 345 Costa Rican infants 12-23 months old were used to estimate the parameters of the IDA and NA haemoglobin distributions determined by MDA and the widely used three-criteria model of iron deficiency. The estimates of the prevalence of IDA by each of the methods were compared. The sensitivity and specificity of MDA compared to diagnosis by the three-criteria method were assessed. Simulations were carried out to assess the comparability of MDA and the three-criteria method in low and high prevalence scenarios. RESULTS: The mean and standard deviation (SD) of the NA haemoglobin distribution determined by both methods was 12.1 +/- 1.0 g/dL. The IDA haemoglobin distribution determined by MDA had a mean and SD of 10.2 +/- 1.3 g/dL while the IDA distribution by the three-criteria method had a mean and SD of 10.4 +/- 1.3 g/dL. The prevalences of IDA as estimated by MDA and the three-criteria method were 24% and 29%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of MDA were 95% and 97%, respectively. The performance of MDA was similar to the three-criteria method at a simulated high prevalence of IDA and less similar at a low prevalence of IDA. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to the reference three-criteria method MDA provides a more accurate estimate of the true prevalence of IDA than the haemoglobin cutoff method in a population of children aged 12-23 months with a moderate to high prevalence of IDA. MDA is a less costly method for estimating the severity of IDA in populations with moderate to high prevalences of IDA, and for assisting in the design, monitoring and evaluation of iron intervention programmes.  (+info)

Does illness experience influence the recall of medical information? (8/1218)

Recall of a storyboard description of an unfamiliar illness was assessed in 66 healthy children and 40 children with chronic illness (cystic fibrosis or asthma). A significant interaction between verbal intelligence quotient and illness experience (p < 0.001) suggested that more able sick children may be resistant to learning new medical information.  (+info)

DISCUSSION. In the present study, the prevalence of iron depletion and iron-deficiency anemia in five-year old children of a cohort in the city of Diamantina (MG), were investigated. It is important to mention that most studies on this topic in Brazil have investigated iron-deficiency anemia [2,5,7,8,12,25-29], and few have evaluated these two conditions [6,30,31]. Therefore, our data will, in most cases, be compared with studies that investigated iron-deficiency anemia.. In the present study, the prevalence of iron depletion (15.9%) was similar to that of iron-deficiency anemia (18.94%). This result differs from those of studies that also investigated these two conditions [6,30,31]. Castro et al. [6] assessed the factors associated with iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in children aged 6-60 months in an urban area of two municipalities in the state of Acre and identified prevalence of 43.5% of iron depletion, which is more than twice the value found for anemia (20.9%). Carvalho et al. ...
Paleness. Since iron-deficiency anemia entails insufficient red blood cells, its not unlikely for you to look pale. The mucous membranes of the eyes are especially good at revealing the presence of the condition. Pull down your lower eyelid with your index finger. If its pale, you may have iron-deficiency anemia alright.. Fatigue. Experts say that one of the first few symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia is fatigue. But its not the kind of fatigue you usually experience after a busy day at work - its the kind that leaves you feeling bone-tired all day.. Rapid Heart Rate. Since you do not have enough oxygen-carrying red blood cells, your heart will attempt to supply your body with enough oxygen by pumping much faster than normal. Some people with iron-deficiency anemia may also experience irregular heartbeats, which can give rise to the next symptom.. Anxiety. It can be very disconcerting to feel your heart beating irregularly or racing even if youre just sitting or lying down, and this can ...
Iron is found in meat, dried fruit and some vegetables. It is used by the body to make haemoglobin, which helps store and carry oxygen in red blood cells (see box, left). Haemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If there is a lack of iron in the blood, the organs and tissues will not get as much oxygen as they usually do.. How common is iron deficiency anaemia?. Iron deficiency anaemia affects up to 1 in 20 men and 1 in 20 post-menopausal women (after a womans menstrual periods have stopped). Iron deficiency anaemia is more common in women who are still menstruating (having periods). This is because menstruation and pregnancy can cause iron deficiency. Outlook. Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia involves increasing dietary iron intake or taking iron supplements to replace the missing iron in the body. This is usually very effective and the condition rarely causes any serious complications. If you have iron deficiency anaemia, you may need to be monitored to check ...
Iron-deficiency anemia may be suspected from general findings on a complete medical history and physical examination, such as complaints of tiring easily, abnormal paleness or lack of color of the skin, or a fast heartbeat (tachycardia). Iron-deficiency anemia is usually discovered during a medical examination through a blood test that measures the amount of hemoglobin (number of red blood cells) present, and the amount of iron in the blood. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for iron-deficiency anemia may include the following:. ...
Iron-deficiency anemia may be suspected from general findings on a complete medical history and physical examination, such as complaints of tiring easily, abnormal paleness or lack of color of the skin, or a fast heartbeat (tachycardia). Iron-deficiency anemia is usually discovered during a medical examination through a blood test that measures the amount of hemoglobin (number of red blood cells) present, and the amount of iron in the blood. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for iron-deficiency anemia may include the following:. ...
... is a type of blood disorder. It is the result of a lack of iron in your body. Pregnancy increases the likelihood of becoming anaemic, but here are some ways to reduce your risks of developing the disorder.. What is iron-deficiency anaemia?. The red blood cells in your body contain haemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout your body. Iron helps to create healthy red blood cells that keep your haemoglobin at the right level. A lack of iron could mean that you are anaemic.. How do you know if you have iron-deficiency anaemia?. Tiredness is the most common symptom you notice. And as its also common to feel tired during pregnancy, many women dont realize that a lack of iron is making them feel more tired than normal. Headaches, poor concentration, dizziness or a pale face, lips and nails are also symptoms you may experience if you are anaemic.. If youre experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to visit your doctor for advice and treatment if ...
If your iron levels get particularly low, you can develop iron deficiency anaemia. This is when you dont have enough iron for your body to make enough fully working red blood cells to carry the normal amounts of oxygen around your body. Having iron deficiency anaemia can affect your pregnancy and the growth of your baby,3 and you will likely be checked for anaemia as part of your normal pregnancy screening tests.. Signs that you may have low iron levels and/or iron deficiency anaemia, include feeling listless or washed out, looking pale or feeling breathless. Cravings are often joked about during pregnancy - dashing out for ice-cream in the middle of the night or a never ending desire for pickled onions. But having iron deficiency anaemia can also cause you to crave strange things, including ice, or even dirt. If you feel your cravings are becoming unusual, or you think you have any of the other signs of iron deficiency such as faintness or feeling fatigued4, you should talk to your doctor who ...
The article presents information on a study related to the efficacy of low-dose iron supplementation in older patients with iron-deficiency anemia. A randomized controlled trial of 90 patients was conducted in geriatric ward in a hospital in Rehovot, Israel. Low iron doses were given as liquid ferrous gluconate in a simple syrup to some patients. The study found that in older patients with iron-deficiency anemia, increases in hemoglobin levels did not differ between those receiving low-dose and conventional-dose iron supplementation ...
Camaschella C. Iron-deficiency anemia. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 7;372(19):1832-43.. Iron deficiency anemia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adults/ . Updated March 14, 2019. Accessed February 12, 2020. Iron deficiency in children (infancy through adolescence). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-children . Updated January 29, 2020. Accessed February 12, 2020.. Lopez A, Cacoub P, Macdougall IC, Peyrin-Biroulet L. Iron deficiency anaemia. Lancet. 2016 Feb 27;387(10021):907-16.. 10/12/2010 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T435307/Iron-deficiency-in-children-infancy-through-adolescence : Baker R, Greer F, Committee on Nutrition American Academy of Pediatrics. Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age). Pediatrics. 2010;126(5):1040-1050. ...
Abstract: Iron deficiency anemia is the most common micronutrient deficiency in the world today. It impacts the lives of millions of women and children contributing to poor cognitive development, increased maternal mortality and decreased work capacity. Yet with appropriate public health action, this form of micronutrient malnutrition can be brought under control. These guidelines are offered as an important component of iron deficiency anemia control programs. The International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG) has a long standing commitment to provide scientifically sound recommendations to public health planners and managers about ways to control iron deficiency anemia. This publication is another in a series of publications aimed at providing such guidance.. Download the guidelines here.. ...
The study investigated the issues of iron metabolism under iron-deficiency anemia and chronic disorders anemia and dependencies of production of IL-1? and sICAM-1 immunoinflammatory markers from degree of severity and duration of anemia. The study data indicates that under iron-deficiency anemia lactoferrin and sICAM-1 are the negative regulators of hemopoiesis. The inhibition of transferrin expression by the proinflammatory cytokines is one of the causes of inefficient hemopoiesis under chronic disorders anemia.
There are many different types of anemia. However, the most frequent type is iron-deficiency anemia. Read below to find out if you have iron-deficiency anemia.
Anemia occurs when you have a level of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood that is lower than normal. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, and it occurs when your body doesnt have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make a protein called hemoglobin. This protein is responsible for carrying oxygen to your bodys tissues, which is essential for your tissues and muscles to function effectively. When there isnt enough iron in your blood stream, the rest of your body cant get the amount of oxygen it needs. In women of childbearing age, the most common cause of iron deficiency anemia is a loss of iron in the blood due to heavy menstruation or pregnancy. A poor diet or certain intestinal diseases that affect how the body absorbs iron can also cause iron deficiency anemia. Doctors normally treat the condition with iron supplements or changes to diet ...
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This study is comparing the two Iron preparations, ferric carboxymaltose or iron sucrose, for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in women.
Chronic iron deficiency anemia is seldom a direct cause of death; however, moderate or severe iron deficiency anemia can produce sufficient hypoxia to aggravate underlying pulmonary and cardiovascular... more
To the editor: The platelet count in iron-deficiency anemia is typically elevated. Severe iron deficiency may cause thrombocytopenia (1, 3); this has been shown in children (4). We have been unable to discover any report of low platelets associated with iron-deficiency anemia in an adult. The response to iron in an adult with a severe iron-deficiency anemia and thrombocytopenia but with normal serum folate and vitamin B12 levels is described below; an apparent case of iron-deficiency thrombocytopenia.. A 31-year-old black women presented to the emergency room with flank pain and hematuria of 1 months duration. For the previous year she ...
Iron is an essential component of the production of healthy RBCs, and iron stores must be maintained for the ongoing production of RBCs by the bone marrow. Iron deficiency anemia can develop as a result of depleted iron stores from chronic blood loss, increased demands for iron as seen in periods of growth (e.g., in infancy and adolescence ), or malabsorption of iron even when foods or supplements are supplying adequate amounts. It is accepted that iron is hard to absorb; this, in combination with diets that may not meet daily requirements, is a common route to iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Iron can also be lost through strenuous exercise and heavy perspiration, poor digestion, frequent consumption of antacids, long-term illness, heavy menstrual cycles, and other causes. Infancy is a period of increased risk for iron deficiency because dietary iron may not be adequate for the rapid growth of the child in the first two years of life, an example of increased demand. The human infant ...
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Iron deficiency anemia - How does mild iron deficiency anemia affect hba1c levels? Mild effect. Studies have shown a mild effect of iron deficiency raising HGB a1c levels but it doesnt appear to be clinically significant in known diabetics. In other words we can still be guided by their hga1c levels even in the presence of iron deficiency.
Iron deficiency (iron-deficiency anemia), I had a lack of iron in the blood and the constant lack of energy. Since I use capsules Ferroceta, I feel that I have more energy, Im always tired and do not fall asleep as soon as I sit down in front of TV, and
As no curative treatment is currently available for Crohns Disease (CD), treatment options are restricted to controlling symptoms, maintaining remission and preventing relapse. As such, treatment of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), a key symptom of the disease, is integral to the medical management of CD. Iron deficiency anaemia in CD is a chronically debilitating disorder which has a significant impact on the quality of life of affected subjects. Characteristic symptoms of IDA include chronic fatigue, headache, and subtle impairment of cognitive function. Up to one third of subjects with CD suffer from recurrent anaemia, with hospitalization required in severe cases. First line standard therapy for mild to moderate IDA in CD is typically oral ferrous products (OFP), however this is often not successful. Many subjects are intolerant and suffer from continuously occurring side effects, occasional exacerbation of inflammatory lesions and failure to correct iron deficiency. Common adverse effects of ...
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Upon division of the sample into an iron-deficient and iron-sufficient group only (i.e. only on the basis of TfS ,25%), the mean CHr values were 24.74% and 28.67%, respectively, revealing a statistically significant difference (t=-4.34; p,0.01) (Table 3).. Red blood cell parameters, S-ferritin and S-transferrin values are presented in Table 4. A statistically significant difference was found between the groups for mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) (p=0.027), S-transferrin (p=0.0002) and CHr (p=0.0001).. The sensitivity of a CHr value ,29 pg to detect ID was 86% (95% CI 77.3 - 93.1) and the specificity was 50% (95% CI 26.0 - 74.0).. An unexpected finding was that a group of children who presented with a TfS ,25% (i.e. iron-sufficient) had an Hb level ,11 g/dl (i.e. anaemic), but a CHr level ,29 pg (Table 5). The TfS is calculated by using the S-iron and S-transferrin values; therefore, a low S-transferrin with a normal S-iron level will result in a normal TfS value. The known causes for low ...
Low iron in the red blood cells will develop Iron Deficiency Anemia. It is one of the common anemia disease. Iron is the material to make hemoglobin to bring the oxygen to your body tissues and organ. Due to some research, Iron Deficiency Anemia affected women more than man.. ...
Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Iron Overload. In: Lichtman MA, Kaushansky K, Prchal JT, Levi MM, Burns LJ, Armitage JO. Lichtman M.A., Kaushansky K, Prchal J.T., Levi M.M., Burns L.J., Armitage J.O. Eds. Marshall A. Lichtman, et al.eds. Williams Manual of Hematology, 9e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; . http://hemonc.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1889§ionid=137387644. Accessed January 22, 2018 ...
Primary Hypothesis: There is no difference in the efficacy of iron replacement by oral or intravenous route in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients.. Iron deficiency anaemia is a common problem in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and patients with excessive blood loss from the bowel or heavy menstrual loss. Treatment options include a blood transfusion, oral iron with (Ferrograd ®) or intravenous iron replacement with iron sucrose (Venofer®). Iron deficiency anaemia is associated with poor quality of life, poor concentration span and low energy level. Blood transfusion may improve symptomatic anaemia quickly but there is a risk of transfusion reaction and blood born infection transmission. Moreover, packed cells are scarce resource therefore its use needs to be carefully prioritized. Oral iron supplement has been widely used and it can be purchased over the counter, however, its efficacy is not known in IBD population. Oral iron is poorly tolerated with side effects include altered ...
diets low in iron Iron is obtained from foods in our diet, however, only 1 mg of iron is absorbed for every 10 to 20 mg of iron ingested. A person unable to have a balanced iron-rich diet may suffer from some degree of iron-deficiency anemia ...
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Iron-deficiency anemia happens if the level of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood drops below normal. Seattle Childrens is expert at treating it.
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View Notes - Case Study (17) from ENC 1101 at Broward College. Adeyinka Obisanya February 16, 2012 Chapter 17 Case Studies Iron-Deficiency Anemia 1. Bleeding from any part of the alimentary canal may
Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are major public health problems in young children worldwide, and are associated with poor neurodevelopment. Delayed umbilical cord clamping has been suggested as a measure to prevent infant iron deficiency,1 but we lack data concerning its health benefits and possible adverse effects, especially in high income countries.. Young children are at particular risk of iron deficiency because of high iron requirements during rapid growth in combination with low iron intake. Globally, about a quarter of preschool children have iron deficiency anaemia, the most severe form of iron deficiency. In Europe, the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia is 3-7% among young children, and the prevalence of iron deficiency has been reported to be as high as 26%.2 3 4 Iron is essential for several aspects of brain development, including myelination, dendritogenesis, neurotransmitter function, and neuronal and glial energy metabolism.5 6 Iron deficiency anaemia in young ...
Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is often picked up on blood tests. This review says that the most important causes to exclude are colonic or gastric cancer and coeliac disease. Other important points ...
Iron-deficiency anemia (or iron-deficiency anaemia) is a common type of anemia. It is caused by not having enough iron in food, not absorbing the iron in food, and/or losing iron because of bleeding. Iron deficiency causes approximately half of all anemia cases worldwide, and affects women more often than men. This is partly because most women have periods (menstruate). There are probably more than one billion people who have anemia.[1] Anemia is most common in areas like Brazil or Central Africa. Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe are affected too, with North America least affected. Symptoms include pale skin, tiredness, and weakness. Anemia can be diagnosed with a blood test by finding out if there is little enough hemoglobin in the blood. ...
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Primary Objectives: To evaluate the safety (compared to iron sucrose) and efficacy of ferumoxytol in pediatric CKD subjects with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) or who are at risk of development of IDA Secondary Objective: To determine the single-dose pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) profile of ferumoxytol in pediatric subjects.
The current review identifies the root causes of the problem, assesses the clinical impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia with a specific focus on the cond..
Severe and mild anemia are caused by nutrient deficiencies. Iron deficiency anemia is from too little iron, while vitamin anemia is from a lack of B vitamins.
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OBJECTIVE This study was to evaluate the differential diagnostic value of serum Hepcidin in elderly patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA)and anemia of chronic disease (ACD). METHODS The group of IDA consisted of 28 elderly patients, and the group of ACD consisted of 21 elderly patients, the control group included 25 healthy elderly people. Hepcidin was measured by ELISA; WBC,RBC counts were assayed by haematology analyzer; the serum ferritin level was measured by using radioimmunoassay; C-reaction protein(CRP) and serum iron levels were assayed by a biochemical analyzer. RESULTS Hepcidin level between the three groups was significantly different (P | 0.01); serum ferritin,WBC and CRP levels in ACD patients were significantly higher than that in IDA patients (P | 0.01); according to the receivers operating characteristic (ROC) curve, the best threshold in diagnosis of IDA was 93.31 µg/L with the sensitivity of 88% and the specificity of 89%; the best threshold diagnosis of ACD was 130.05 µg/L
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most prevalent nutritional condition worldwide. We studied the contribution of hepcidin-mediated iron blockade to IDA in African children. We measured hepcidin and hemoglobin weekly, and hematological, inflammatory, and iron biomarkers at baseline, 7 weeks, and 12 weeks in 407 anemic (hemoglobin | 11 g/dl), otherwise healthy Gambian children (6 to 27 months). Each child maintained remarkably constant hepcidin levels (P | 0.0001 for between-child variance), with half consistently maintaining levels that indicate physiological blockade of iron absorption. Hepcidin was strongly predicted by nurse-ascribed adverse events with dominant signals from respiratory infections and fevers (all P | 0.0001). Diarrhea and fecal calprotectin were not associated with hepcidin. In multivariate analysis, C-reactive protein was the dominant predictor of hepcidin and contributed to iron blockade even at very low levels. We conclude that even low-grade inflammation, especially associated
It is important to know what Iron deficiency anemia is before we get to know how to overcome anemia due to iron deficiency. Anemic condition starts when the haemoglobin part of our blood is not being produced sufficiently.
In nearly two-thirds of the patients, the serum ferritin is one test that can be used to distinguish between anemia of chronic disease and iron-deficiency anemia. Ferritin is an acute-phase reactant, which means that it can be elevated in the presence of inflammation and this factor must be taken into consideration when examining the findings. Serum ferritin can be raised to normal levels even in the presence of iron deficiency. For this reason, difficulties arise in distinguishing iron deficiency in a patient with inflammation or infection from the anemia of chronic disease. Tests for inflammation like CRP are not helpful in this case. For some cases in which both iron deficiency and anemia of chronic disease are possible, bone marrow aspiration with iron staining is the traditional means of determining that a person is iron deficient. However the serum transferrin receptor test can be used to help differentiate between iron-deficiency anemia and anemia of chronic disease. The serum transferrin ...
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Welcome to getyourironup.org. I hope youll find this new educational website to be a valuable resource in your journey to take control of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). Here youll find accurate and reliable information about IDA backed by a panel of world-renowned experts in the fields of medicine and science -- the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Iron Disorders Institute.. I am not a physician or a nurse, but I am an IDA patient just like you. Get Your Iron Up started from the simple desire to help others who may be going through the same struggle that I have been through and still find myself dealing with today. What began as a simple one-page website that I could refer my friends and acquaintances to when their questions about my health crisis triggered questions about their own health, has become a highly-regarded educational gathering spot for thousands of new visitors each month! Through my volunteer work and partnership with the Iron Disorders Institute over the past two ...
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of IV ferumoxytol compared with placebo for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA).
Often youll hear about upping your iron intake, as if it were something so trivial and simple, but iron deficiency anemia warrants far greater attention.
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When people are working to manage an autoimmune or chronic condition, they typically focus on an anti-inflammatory diet and protocol. However, one often overlooked dealbreaker to getting better is anemia. Anemia as is a deal breaker to recovery because it means your cells are not getting enough oxygen. Without oxygen, recovery and repair cant happen. Anemia typically causes fatigue, weakness, brain fog, depression, lightheadedness, dizziness, irregular heart beat, cold hands and feet, chest pain, headache, and pale skin. There are several different causes and types of anemia. Not all anemia is iron-deficiency anemia. Its important to know this because you dont want to supplement with iron if you dont need it. In excess, iron is more toxic than mercury, lead, or other heavy metals. Types of anemia Iron-deficiency anemia. This is the most common form of anemia and is caused by insufficient iron. What is less well known is that gluten intolerance and celiac disease can cause iron deficiency anemia.
Ali, N. S., Zuberi, R. W. (2003). Association of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in children of 1-2 years of age with low birth weight, recurrent Diarrhoea or recurrent Respiratory Tract Infection - a myth or fact?. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 53(4), 133-136 ...
Doctors suggest using olive oil rather than defjciency to make your meals. Snack Wisely - Nutritional risk factors for iron deficiency anemia particular attention to snacks. The label will now read the measurement for (total) sugars and added sugars separately. Above all one should adopt not only healthy cooking practices for minimizing nutrients loss but it is also recommended to buy only fresh food and in a quantity nutritional information mrs dash can be consumed in few days as longer storage time kills many vital nutrients. This did not make me feel any better, but the few recipes and tips that she gave me did make me feel higher. You get home early so that you and your mate can have a little bit extra time together, you help around the home so the chores are executed earlier, etc. Are there nonetheless tens of millions of individuals overdosing on junk food, fast meals and unhealthy foods. Many times producers add vitamins and minerals, and butritional fortified on the label. To your ...
Iron helps the body carry oxygen in the blood and plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Too little iron can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Read more here.
Breymann, Christian; Krafft, Alexander (2012). Treatment of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy and postpartum. Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine, 12(3-4):135-142. ...
Whether you have celiac disease, are on a gluten-free diet, or just have anemia, this article on The Basics about Iron Deficiency Anemia provides the facts.
Lacking sufficient red blood cells can trigger iron deficiency anemia. Find out the possible causes, symptoms and complications of the disorder.
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Iron deficiency anemia is an easily treated disorder with an excellent outcome; however, it may be caused by an underlying condition with a poor prognosis, such as neoplasia. Similarly, the prognosis ... more
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Iron deficiency anemia is prevalent in those with hearing loss due to damage in the outer ear, middle ear and hearing loss due to malfunction of the cochlea.
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Versus ferrous sulphate.. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or healthcare professional. Maltofer is for the treatment of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents where the use of ferrous iron supplements is not tolerated, or otherwise inappropriate. For the prevention of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents determined by a medical practitioner to be at high-risk, where the use of ferrous iron supplements is not tolerated, or otherwise inappropriate. If you have iron deficiency, your doctor will advise you whether an oral iron treatment is required.. References: 1. Ortiz R, Toblli JE, Romero JD et al. Efficacy and safety of oral iron(III) polymaltose complex versus ferrous sulfate in pregnant women with iron-deficiency anemia: a multicenter, randomized, controlled study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2011;24:1-6. 2. Toblli JE & Brignoli R. Iron(III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex in iron deficiency anemia / review and meta-analysis. ...
In a child with ID, as the Hb concentration falls 2 SDs below the mean for age and gender, IDA is present, by definition; for infants at 12 months of age, this is 11.0 mg/dL.7,8 When IDA accounted for most cases of anemia in children, "anemia" and "IDA" were roughly synonymous, and a simple measurement of Hb concentration was sufficient to make a presumptive diagnosis of anemia attributable to ID. Particularly in industrialized nations, the prevalence of ID and IDA has decreased, and other causes of anemia, such as hemolytic anemias, anemia of chronic disease, and anemia attributable to other nutrient deficiencies, have become proportionately more common.32. No single measurement is currently available that will characterize the iron status of a child. The limitations of using Hb concentration as a measure of iron status are its lack of specificity and sensitivity. Factors that limit erythropoiesis or result in chronic hemolysis, such as genetic disorders and chronic infections, may result in ...
Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause of anemia in the United States (33). Iron deficiency hampers the bodys ability to produce hemoglobin, which is needed to carry oxygen in the blood. This deficiency can increase fatigue, shorten attention span, decrease work capacity, reduce resistance to infection, and impair intellectual performance (33,46). Among school-age youths, female adolescents are at greatest risk for iron deficiency. Approximately 1% of elementary school-age children and 2%-4% of adolescent girls ages 12-19 years show evidence of iron deficiency anemia (47). To prevent iron deficiency, children and adolescents should eat adequate amounts of foods high in iron and in vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron efficiently (33). Overweight and Obesity * Overweight and obesity are increasing among children and adolescents in the United States (48-52). The prevalence of overweight among youths ages 6-17 years in the United States has more than doubled ...
Iron is an essential mineral our body requires to make proteins found in red blood cells and muscle tissue. Iron deficiency can cause unpleasant symptoms that are important to be aware of. Not getting enough iron in your diet can lead to iron-deficiency anemia; people who are at a higher risk for developing anemia include infants and children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, seniors, athletes, vegetarians and women with heavy menstrual periods.. Iron requirements vary by gender and age and range from 8 mg per day for adult males to 27 mg per day for pregnant women. Good sources of dietary iron include meats especially red meats, egg yolks, legumes, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, and iron-fortified grains and cereals. Ask your healthcare provider if a multivitamin or iron supplement is recommended for you. If youre anemic, you may experience some of the symptoms below; if you have mild iron-deficiency anemia, you may experience no symptoms.. ...
Alleyne M, Horne MK, Miller JL. Individualized treatment for iron-deficiency anemia in adults. Am J Med. 2008;121(11):943-948.. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 95: anemia in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;112(1):201-207.. Baker RD, Greer FR; Committee on Nutrition American Academy of Pediatrics. Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age). Pediatrics. 2010;126(5):1040-1050.. Bohlius J, Schmidlin K, Brillant C, Schwarzer G, Trelle S, Seidenfeld J, et al. Recombinant human erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and mortality in patients with cancer: a meta-analysis of randomised trials. Lancet. 2009;373(9674):1532-1542.. Brotanek JM, Gosz J, Weitzman M, Flores G. Iron deficiency in early childhood in the United States: risk factors and racial/ethnic disparities. Pediatrics. 2007;120(3):568-575.. Bunn H. Approach to the anemias. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldmans Cecil ...
The most common type of anemia worldwide is iron deficiency anemia, which is caused by a shortage of iron. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to six million women between 15 and 49 years old are iron deficient, and almost half of these women will develop iron deficiency anemia. Globally, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and has negative effects on both women and children.. Women are especially likely to develop iron deficiency anemia for several reasons. First, women aged 12 to 49 lose blood approximately once a month during their periods. Iron is needed to make the new blood that replaces the blood lost with each menstrual period. The risk of anemia is higher among women with periods that are especially long or include very heavy bleeding. Some women also lose iron from uterine fibroids that bleed slowly, or from bleeding caused by using certain intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control [9].. Second, women need extra iron ...
Iron deficiency is the most frequent cause of anaemia in India. Factors contributing to the causation of iron deficiency include dietary inadequacy, loss of blood, and malabsorption. Dietary...
In a study published by JAMA, Jacquelyn M. Powers, M.D., M.S., of the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and colleagues compared two medications, ferrous sulfate and iron polysaccharide complex, for the treatment of nutritional ...
Because the duodenum and other sections of the small intestine are bypassed, poor absorption of iron and calcium can cause low total body iron and a greater chance of having iron-deficiency anemia. Patients who experience chronic blood loss during excessive menstrual flow or bleeding hemorrhoids should be aware of the chance of iron-deficiency anemia. Women, already at risk for osteoporosis that can occur after menopause, should be aware of the possibility of increased bone calcium loss. By taking a multivitamin and calcium supplements, patients can maintain a healthy level of minerals and vitamins ...
CASE HISTORY • Part 1 A 43-year-old woman presents with complaints of increasing fatigue, exercise intolerance, and difficulty swallowing. She also reports palpitations and shortness of breath when climbing stairs. She has a past history of fibromyalgia for more than a decade, managed with liberal doses of aspirin and nonsteroidal preparations. She also reports prolonged and irregular menstrual periods for the last 6 months. Examination is notable for pallor of the conjunctiva and mucous membranes; a beefy, red, smooth tongue; and flattened nails. She has considerable tenderness to palpation of the muscles of the neck and shoulders and restricted motion of both shoulders.. CBC: Hematocrit/hemoglobin - 21%/6 g/dL. MCV - 67 fL MCH - 24 pg/cell MCHC - 28 g/dL. Reticulocyte count/index - 3.0%/,1. White blood cell count - Normal. Platelet count - 720,000/μL. Sedimentation rate - 42 mm/h. (Westergren) Stool hemoccult - Brown stool/4+ heme positive. ...
Anemia is a common health problem in children. The most common cause of anemia is not getting enough iron. A child who is anemic does not have enough red blood cells or enough hemoglobin.
Anemia is a common health problem in children. The most common cause of anemia is not getting enough iron. A child who is anemic does not have enough red blood cells or enough hemoglobin.
Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition which causes a decrease of red blood cells in the blood. However, iron deficiency can be present before actual anaemia develops. Actual anaemia only develops once iron deficiency becomes more severe.. It is caused by a lack of iron in the diet, poor iron absorption in the body, or from blood loss, for example, by heavy menstrual bleeding or from bleeding from the bowel e.g. ulcer or bowel cancer.. It is also caused by lead poisoning in children.. In young patients it is more likely to be caused by poor intake in the diet. In older patients there is more likely to be an underlying cause of blood loss and this should be investigated by further tests.. It is the most common diet deficiency around the world. Research shows many women and children do not have enough iron in their diet.. Up to 25 percent of three year olds have iron-deficiency anaemia. In addition, 20 percent of women, 50 percent of pregnant women and three percent of men are iron deficient. A ...
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This program is designated for 1.25 contact hour of NP CE, which includes .4 contact hour of pharmacology credit, by the INPE, an AANP Approved Provider(130325). The course is designed to provide and overview of the pathology and nature of iron deficiency anemia, as well as the diagnosis and management. Faculty-Dr. Mary Jo Goolsby. Successful completion requires score of 70% or above on post-test. Valid through 11/30/2018. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. INPE is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 130325. Objectives: Explain the pathology behind iron deficiency anemia (IDA) Describe the potential causes of IDA Discuss the presentation associated with IDA Describe the diagnostic approach to patient with suspected IDA Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment measures for IDA
One of the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, depending on its severity, is is becoming short of breath or exhausted more quickly than normal, when exercising, or doing something which requires physical effort.Do you become short of breath or exhausted quickly, when doing something which requires physical effort?It seems like you are a person who tries to have a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up.If you think you have iron deficiency anemia, there is no harm in having a test, to make things clearer.Keep learning about health, particularly things which affect you.Look for, and learn about, natural things which will be beneficial ...
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Since Fit Naturals is intended for a female audience, I have to talk about one of our lady issues right now. Many women (in their childbearing years especially) are anemic due to losing excessive blood from their period. My doctor also informed me that women who work out lose a lot of their iron just from working out. That was a double wammy for me. For us that need to take iron, we all know finding iron supplement that wont upset your stomach can be hard…downright impossible. I personally get horrifically painful flatulence and constipation. I have also found out (through the miracle that is google) that many people also get diarrhea. Either way, irregularity is no fun and can cause problems for a woman on the go (pun kinda intended). My doctor has sworn that ferrous sulfate is the way to go but if thats his only option then Ill just keep my anemia. I have tried a few options that Ive had MUCH better results with and I wanted to share them with my ladies!. Im not a fan of molasses per ...
The best way to get dietary iron is from food, but if you need to supplement with iron tablets, be aware that an excessive dose can result in serious side effects.
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Anemia is caused by deficiency of iron in the blood. There are many types of anemia depending on the nature of iron which is in low level. Some of the common
All mammalian life is dependent on a continuous supply of molecular oxygen. Molecular oxygen is carried to cells by noncovalent binding to the iron moiety in th
This is the 35th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company.. A few years ago, in preparation for the birth of my daughter, I re-read my birth plan for my son, who was born seven years prior.. The plan mentioned many things about newborn care, but there was no mention of the disposition of the umbilical cord, except that my husband was to cut it. This time around I knew more, and I wrote a plan that requested that the cord not be cut until it had stopped pulsing. I requested this because it would lower my daughters chances of iron deficiency anemia, and the more I thought about it, might protect breastfeeding as well.. Having too little iron is a serious problem for infants, and can cause many problems including neurological issues and developmental delays. Certain babies (such as those born prematurely, with low birth weight, or to iron deficient mothers) are at higher risk for iron deficiency anemia. I strongly encourage you to seek the help ...
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Recently I came across 2 babies: one 2 yrs old and other 3yrs old with sever pallor. Both parents gave history of pica, history of prolong breast feeding with inadequate and improper weaning food.
When presented alone, chronic fatigue and exhaustion can mean a number of things. However, when followed by an additional set of symptoms consisting of bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, aches and pains, there is a good possibility that you are suffering from leaky gut syndrome. The definition of this condition is perplexing, but put in simple terms, it is like having holes in your intestines, which in turn allow for particles that shouldnt enter your bloodstream to do so. Inflammation in the body is the first symptom of this condition, but its a dangerous one as it can be the cause of numerous other diseases. Once you notice these symptoms, your first approach to tackling the problem should definitely be high-quality probiotics that will restore your bowel health. Another good idea is to do a colon cleanse using natural ingredients such as organic apple cider vinegar and honey. Apple cider vinegar serves as a prebiotic for healthy bacteria in the gut and it eliminates Candida ...
Well maybe. For some people its OK, yet for people with behavioral problems, allergies, autism, asthma, Asbergers Syndrome and a variety of other disorders an allergy to the protein in milk called casein may be the problem. Although it may cause many health issues it also has an opiate-like calming effect - which may explain […]. ...
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Iron deficiency anemia[edit]. An extensive literature has examined the clinical value of FOBT in iron deficiency anemia. ... St John DJ, Young GP (April 1978). "Evaluation of radiochromium blood loss studies in unexplained iron-deficiency anaemia". ... and repetitive gastrointestinal bleeding occasionally causes iron deficiency and anaemia.[27] Runners can sometimes experience ... Harewood GC, Ahlquist DA (2000). "Fecal occult blood testing for iron deficiency: a reappraisal". Dig Dis. 18 (2): 75-82. doi: ...
It was long assumed that iron deficiency anemia has marked effects on the flat bones of the cranium of infants and young ... "Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Early Mongolian Nomads." Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic ... It is however, highly unlikely that iron deficiency anemia is a cause of either porotic hyperostosis or cribra orbitalia. These ... 2009 "The Causes of Porotic Hyperostosis and Cribra Orbitalia: A Reappraisal of the Iron-Deficiency-Anemia Hypothesis" American ...
Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia. As iron is used in the synthesis of hemoglobin, less hemoglobin will be ... Anemia[edit]. Main article: Anemia. Hemoglobin plays a substantial role in carrying oxygen throughout the body,[19] and when it ... Anemia is typically a chronic process that is compensated over time by increased levels of red blood cells via upregulated ... Hypoxemia or hypoxemic hypoxia, a deficiency of oxygen in arterial blood. *Hypoxic hypoxia, a result of insufficient oxygen ...
The main cause of anaemia is iron deficiency. In United States women iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) affects 37% of pregnant ... "Iron Deficiency Anemia in Women Across the Life Span". Journal of Women's Health. 21 (12): 1282-1289. doi:10.1089/jwh.2012.3713 ... Anaemia[edit]. Anaemia is a major global health problem for women.[133] Women are affected more than men, in which up to 30% of ... In the adult woman, pregnancy leads to further iron depletion.[6] Violence[edit]. Main articles: Violence against women, ...
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"Guidelines for the management of iron deficiency anaemia". Gut. 60 (10): 1309-16. doi:10.1136/gut.2010.228874. PMC 1728199. ... "Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of iron deficiency and anemia in inflammatory bowel diseases" (PDF). Inflammatory ... In cases where patients have low levels of hemoglobin due to iron deficiency, but are cardiovascularly stable, parenteral iron ... In those who were given red blood only with significant anemia infection rates were 12% while in those who were given red blood ...
Iron deficiency (anemia). *Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). *Hormonal changes (e.g. thyroid disease, menstruation, pregnancy) ...
Iron-deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) may be the only symptom for CD,[26] detected in subclinical CD[27] and is ... Some infertile women have GSE and iron deficiency anemia[59] others have zinc deficiency[60] and birth defects may be ... Anemia[edit]. Megaloblastic anemia (MA) is associated with GSE and is believed to be the result of B12 and folate deficiency.[ ... 1995). "Subclinical coeliac disease is a frequent cause of iron-deficiency anaemia". Scand. J. Gastroenterol. 30 (2): 153-156. ...
For example, iron deficiency anemia is thought to cause depressed cell-mediated immunity. Some sources state that deficiencies ... Malnutrition, whether by malabsorption, or poor diet, especially hematinic deficiencies (iron, vitamin B12, folic acid) can ...
"Montasser Overcomes: Iron Deficiency Anemia". Scribd. Retrieved 2016-08-27. "Mohamed Zaazoue - 30 Under 30". Cairo Scene. ... Iron Deficiency Anemia, and Montasser Overcomes: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Healthy Egyptians created a high-quality 3-D cartoon ...
Helminths may cause iron-deficiency anemia. This is most severe in heavy hookworm infections, as Necator americanus and ... 2003). "Low Dose Daily Iron Supplementation Improves Iron Status and Appetite but Not Anemia, whereas Quarterly Antihelminthic ... Iron deficiency in infants and preschoolers is associated with "lower scores ... on tests of mental and motor development ... [ ... Helminthiasis may cause chronic illness through malnutrition including vitamin deficiencies, stunted growth, anemia, and ...
An unusual pica in iron-deficiency anemia". The American Journal of Medicine. 73 (6): 931-2. doi:10.1016/0002-9343(82)90802-6. ... Geomelophagia is an unusual pica (medical eating disorder) in iron-deficiency anemia and is characterized by abnormal ingestion ...
It has been associated with iron deficiency anemia, and shown to respond to iron supplementation, leading some investigators to ... Hadjadj ML, Martin F, Fichet D (May-Jun 1990). "Anemia caused by iron deficiency and pagophagia. Apropos of a case". Rev Med ... Osman YM, Wali YA, Osman OM (March 2005). "Craving for ice and iron-deficiency anemia: a case series from Oman". Pediatr ... In one case study, pagophagia was reported to cause iron deficiency anemia. At the same time, however, the researchers ...
Iron-deficiency anemia can lead to a pale color along with a thin, brittle, ridged texture. Iron deficiency in general may ... Heme iron is absorbed fairly easily in comparison to non-heme iron; however, both types provide the necessary bodily functions. ... Protein is a building material for new nails; therefore, low dietary protein intake may cause anemia and the resultant reduced ... nutrient deficiencies, drug reaction or poisoning, or merely local injury. ...
A possible complication from protracted vaginal blood loss is iron deficiency anemia, which can develop insidiously. ... Eliminating the cause will resolve the anemia, although some women require iron supplements or blood transfusions to improve ... a CBC may be useful to check for anemia. Abnormal endometrium may have to be investigated by a hysteroscopy with a biopsy or a ... the anemia.. References[edit]. *^ Farlex Medical Dictionary , Withdrawal Bleeding, in turn citing Mosby's Medical Dictionary, ...
Without adequate iron in the diet, children and adults develop iron deficiency anemia, a common scourge. Castle and his team ... Anemia was widespread on the island because of the endemic parasite hookworm and tropical sprue, the latter a disease which ... The 'extrinsic factor' is now known as vitamin B12 (cobalamin) and provides an effective therapy for pernicious anemia. In 1931 ... He conducted a several-month study for the Rockefeller Anemia Commission, as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's work in ...
Association between iron deficiency anemia and febrile seizures. Profile of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia-a ... 2005 Dec;55(12):550-3. Association between iron deficiency anemia and febrile seizures Retrieved, US National Library of ... Comparison of oral versus injectable vitamin-D for the treatment of nutritional vitamin-D deficiency rickets. Retrieved, US ... Comparison of oral versus injectable vitamin-D for the treatment of nutritional vitamin-D deficiency rickets. Incomplete ...
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common anemia; it occurs when the dietary intake or absorption of iron is insufficient, and ... sickle cell anemia, beta-thalassemia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, phosphate depletion, iron deficiency and ... Iron Metabolism, University of Virginia Pathology. Accessed 22 September 2007. *^ Iron Transport and Cellular Uptake by Kenneth ... Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease wherein the body lacks intrinsic factor, required to absorb vitamin B12 from food. ...
Iron deficiency anemia is sometimes associated with chronic cases. Staphylococcus aureus folliculitis. Hot-tub folliculitis is ...
Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia. As iron is used in the synthesis of hemoglobin, less hemoglobin will be ... Anemia is typically a chronic process that is compensated over time by increased levels of red blood cells via upregulated ... Hemoglobin's function can also be lost by chemically oxidizing its iron atom to its ferric form. This form of inactive ... Hemoglobin plays a substantial role in carrying oxygen throughout the body, and when it is deficient, anemia can result, ...
"Surgically Curable Non-Iron Deficiency Microcytic Anemia: Castleman Disease". Onkologie. 34 (8-9): 456-458. doi:10.1159/ ... but some affected people may have normal IL-6 levels and present with non-iron-deficient microcytic anemia. The release of ... Prior to 1996 MCD carried a poor prognosis of about 2 years, due to autoimmune hemolytic anemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ...
This is the most sensitive test for iron deficiency anaemia. There are four steps to perform when an increase MCHC(>370 g/L or ... MCHC can be normal even when hemoglobin production is decreased (such as in iron deficiency) due to a calculation artifact. ... MCHC can be elevated in some megaloblastic anemias. MCHC can be falsely elevated when there is agglutination of red cells ( ...
It can also be used to treat iron deficiency anemia. It is a fixed dose combination of ferrous salt and folic acid. It is taken ... Ferrous salt/folic acid is a supplement used to prevent iron deficiency and folic acid deficiency during pregnancy. ...
Heavy infection causes severe protein deficiency or iron deficiency anemia. Protein deficiency may lead to dry skin, edema and ... while iron deficiency anemia might result in mental dullness and heart failure. Women who are pregnant and infected should be ... In severe cases of anemia, blood transfusion may be necessary. "Ancylostoma duodenale". Archived from the original on 1 March ... Peduzzi, R.; Piffaretti, J.-C. (1983). "Ancylostoma duodenale and the Saint Gothard anaemia". British Medical Journal. 287 ( ...
"Severe iron deficiency anemia in transgenic mice expressing liver hepcidin". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99 (7): 4596-601. ... Hepcidin controls iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and iron release from reticuloendothelial tissue. Iron must be ... Anemia: a condition with an abnormally low level of functional haemoglobin Polycythemia: a condition with an abnormally high ... Koury, M.J. "Erythroferrone: A Missing Link in Iron Regulation". The Hematologist. American Society of Hematology. Retrieved 26 ...
Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) d) Control of Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) e) Control of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA ... iron and vitamin A deficiency. Each type of malnutrition wrecks its own particular havoc on the human body, and to make matters ... Micro-nutrient deficiencies are widespread, with almost half of pregnant women and children under five, as well as 35 percent ... Only 24 percent of children consume iron-rich food, 24 percent of children meet a minimally acceptable diet, and only half of ...
Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body ... Iron deficiency anemia occurs when your body does not have enough iron. Iron helps make red blood cells. Iron deficiency anemia ... Iron-deficiency anemia. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia. Accessed April 15, 2019. ... It also reuses iron from old red blood cells.. Iron deficiency anemia develops when your bodys iron stores run low. This can ...
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  • Iron-refractory IDA (IRIDA) has recently been described as an inherited cause of IDA due to loss-of-function mutations in the TMPRSS6 gene. (aappublications.org)
  • IRIDA is characterized by a lack of response to iron replacement. (aappublications.org)