Anemia in children: hemoglobin changes in mild, acute infections

J. Urkin, I. Shoham, D. Goldfarb

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Anemia is commonly discovered in children when a complete blood count is routinely performed during acute and febrile illnesses. In this study-recovery of hemoglobin levels in children after acute infections was evaluated. Hemoglobin levels were measured in capillary blood of 70 patients who visited a community primary pediatric clinic with an acute infectious illness (37 boys, 33 girls; mean age 22 months, mode 18; 58 had fever of 38 degrees or higher). The most frequent diagnoses were upper respiratory tract infection, acute otitis media and pharyngitis. Follow-up hemoglobin measurements were performed after at least 3 days without fever and when the children were considered well by their parents. The average time between the 2 measurements was 12 +/- 9 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-653
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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