Iron-deficiency anemia can be caused by:
These are the most common symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia:
In most cases, anemia is diagnosed with simple blood tests. Routine anemia screening is done because anemia is common in children and they often have no symptoms.
Most anemia in children is diagnosed with these blood tests:
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
The AAP recommends the following to prevent iron-deficiency anemia:
Treating iron-deficiency anemia includes:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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