Anemia in infancy and childhood

J F Kelleher
Primary Care 1980, 7 (3): 473-87
The definition, clinical manifestations, and causes of anemia in childhood are age-related and reflect the dynamic processes of growth and development during this period. Although the possible causes of anemia in children are extensive, the etiology is usually unifactorial. Thus, systematic evaluation of the anemia will usually result in the diagnosis of a specific anemia, which can then be effectively treated in a gratifying number of children.

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