According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 2 billion people with anemia in the world, and half of the anemia is due to iron deficiency.
The diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia ultimately rests on laboratory studies.
Forty-eight children between 6 months to 14 years were studied for the causes of megaloblastic anemia.
Conclusion: Vitamin B12 deficiency is the major cause of megaloblastic anemia in children in our population.
Since then many studies have been done to classify anemia.
A person with a low RBC and/or any abnormal RBC indices has some form of anemia.
The aim of this paper is to provide at least a partial insight into the problem of anemia and to emphasize nutrition as an important etiologic factor for the development of anemia in infants.
The children were referred to the Institute with different diagnoses, and diagnosis of anemia was based on the typical history, physical examination and the results of routine laboratory tests.
is a disorder in which blood has a lower-than-normal number of healthy red blood cells.
The best approach to combat mild anemia
in general population of a developing country would be through initiation of food fortification program, creating more awareness among people about the benefits of dietary diversification, use of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables and adopting measures such as, frequent hand washing and use of boiled water for drinking to avoid common infections.
in this classification often are normocytic-normochromic (Mansen & McCance, 2006), with normal iron stores but with low circulating iron.
of disordered iron metabolism and heme synthesis.
These include sickle cell anemia
(3,22) and beta-thalassemia, (18,23) as well as the anemias
associated with cystic fibrosis (24) and Mediterranean [G.
aplasica y dolencias de la medula osea La anemia
aplasica describe una categoria de anemias
en las que se destruyen las celulas hematopoyeticas (formadoras de la sangre) de la medula osea.
Key Words: Leukemia, Megaloblastic Anemia
, Aplastic Anemia