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Therapeutic Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1990;33(6):799-806.
Published online June 30, 1990.
Therapeutic Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Dong Suk Lee, Chang Hee Han, Kun Soo Lee
Department of pediatrics, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea
소아 철분 결핍성 빈혈의 치료 효과
이동석, 한창희, 이건수
경북대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 27 February 1990   • Accepted: 20 March 1990
Abstract
A prospective study was conducted to see the therapeutic effect of iron deficiency anemia on a different oral iron doses. Studied patients consisted of 48 children with iron deficiency anemia who were admitted to our Pediatric Department during January 1988 - September 1989. Three groups were consisted with Group A (element iron dose 3 mg/kg/d, 16 cases), Group B (3 mg/kg/d with vitamin C 150 mg/d, 15 cases) and Group C (6 mg/kg/d, 17 cases). Although the hemogloin increments were faster in Group C than Group A and B (P<0.05), but the final values were similar between three groups. Frequency of positive stool occult blood were higher in Group C than in Group A and B (p<0.05). We suggest that a daily total of 3 mg/kg of elemental iron in three divided doses provides an optimal amount of iron for the initial treatment of iron deficiency anemia in children.
Key Words: Iron deficiency anemia, MCV, RDW, Guaiac test, Iron therapy


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