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A Study of Screening for Anemia in 9 Month Old Infants in Well Baby Clinic

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(11):1516-1525.
Published online November 15, 1993.
A Study of Screening for Anemia in 9 Month Old Infants in Well Baby Clinic
Yong Sik Min, Jae Ock Park, Sang Man Shin, Sang Jhoo Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University, Seoul, Korea
영유아 상담실에서 선별검사한 9개월 영아의 빈혈에 대한 연구
민용식, 박재옥, 신상만, 이상주
순천향대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Iron deficiency remains the most common cause of anemia in infants and children despite increasing availability of iron-fortified foods. We screened out anemia in 9-month old infants in well baby clinic to know the prevalence of anemia and the weaning status. The results were as follows. 1) Among 345 infants screened, 24 infants(7%) were found to have anemia. 2) The king of anemia was microcytic and hypochromic. 3) Among the remaining 311 non-anemic infants, 6 infants(1.9%) revealed microcytosis and 7 infants(2.2%) revealed hypochromia. 4) In anemic group the mean hemoglobin concentration was 8.75¡¾1.03gm/dl, hematocrit was 27.73¡¾3.00%, MCV was 65.84¡¾8.21fL, MCH was 20.95¡¾2.93pg and MCHC was 31.34¡¾1.89gm/dl. 5) In 9 anemic infants, weaning was delayed until 9 months of age.
Key Words: Anemia, Screening in Well Baby Clinic

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