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Hypochromic Microcytic Anaemia in Children
Hypochromic anaemias, a heterogeneous group of diseases that may be acquired or inherited, comprise the most common forms of anaemia in children and adolescents. The significant overlap between iron-sufficient and iron-deficient segments of the population poses challenges in diagnosing these disorders and, thus, in determining treatment. Iron deficiency early in childhood may have long-lasting implications for cognitive development; therefore, appropriate treatment as soon as possible is important in preventing functional impairment. Join Dr. Mariane de Montalembert and Dr. Adlette Inati as they discuss the causes, diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders.
- Based on assessment of relevant laboratory indicators of iron status, distinguish between iron deficiency, iron deficiency anaemia, thalassaemia, lead intoxication, and chronic disease in order to identify the cause of anaemia and determine appropriate treatment.
- Utilize known risk factors to identify infants, children, and adolescents who may have inadequate iron stores in order to prevent/correct iron deficiency/iron deficiency anaemia and associated detrimental effects on development.
||Mariane de Montalembert, MD
Service de PÃ©diatrie
||Adlette C. Inati, MD
Head, Division of
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
Rafik Hariri University Hospital
|Mariane de Montalembert, MD
is on the advisory board for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Dr. de Montalembert has disclosed that she will not reference any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
|Adlette C. Inati, MD
has no significant relationships to disclose.
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