Combined nutritional anemia coexisting with microcytic anemia

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Yildirim A. T., Demirbilek H., Saygi S., Aliosmanoglu C., Soker M.

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.3, no.1, pp.44-48, 2013 (ESCI) identifier


Objective: Iron deficiency is a leading cause of microcytic anemia for children. On the other hand, B12 deficiency, which is a relatively rare event than iron deficiency, coexists with macrocytic anemia. The purpose of this study was two-fold: first, to measure the frequency of B12 deficiency in microcytic anemia with iron deficiency anemia, second to investigate the role of complete blood count paramaters in differentiating combined nutritional anemia (iron and B12 deficiency) from pure iron deficiency.