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Who is at risk for iron deficiency?

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Those who may be at risk for iron deficiency include preterm infants, young children, teenage girls, and pregnant women, as well as people with certain health conditions, including chronic heart failure, Crohn's disease, celiac disease and ulcerative colitis.

From: Dietary Iron and Iron Supplements WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Armstrong, C. American Family Physician. " ," Mar 1, 2011 Baker, R. , November 2010. Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Iron." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron." UpToDate: "Approach to the Adult Patient With Anemia." Centers for Disease Control: "Iron and Iron Deficiency." National Institutes of Health: "Iron." U.S. Preventative Services Task Force: " ."








AAP Reports on Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency AnemiaPediatricsThe Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicineIron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Screening

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 23, 2017

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SOURCES: Armstrong, C. American Family Physician. " ," Mar 1, 2011 Baker, R. , November 2010. Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Iron." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron." UpToDate: "Approach to the Adult Patient With Anemia." Centers for Disease Control: "Iron and Iron Deficiency." National Institutes of Health: "Iron." U.S. Preventative Services Task Force: " ."








AAP Reports on Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency AnemiaPediatricsThe Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicineIron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Screening

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 23, 2017

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