Report of the Study Group on Iron Deficiency Anaemia
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Prevalence of thalassaemia, iron-deficiency anaemia and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency among Arab migrating nomad children, southern Islamic Republic of Iran Posalar, M.; Mehrabani, D.; Afrasiabi, A.; Mehravar, Z.; Reyhani, I.; Hamidi, R.; Karimi, M. (2014)This study investigated the prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD]deficiency and beta-thalassaemia trait among Arab migrating nomad children in southern Islamic Republic of Iran. Blood samples were analysed from 134 schoolchildren aged < 18 years [51 males, 83 females]. Low serum ferritin [< 12 ng/dL] was present in 17.9% of children [21.7% in females and 11.8% in males]. Low haemoglobin [Hb]correlated significantly with a low serum ferritin. Only 1 child had G6PD deficiency. A total of 9.7% of children ...