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The proposed revised World Health Organization criteria for the diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia requires all four criteria.
Babies and small children with iron deficiency anemia may
not grow as expected and may have delays in skills such as walking and talking.
Children may be irritable and have a short attention span. These problems
usually go away when the deficiency is treated. If it is not treated, mental
and behavior problems may be permanent.
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April 08, 2011
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