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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 141-144

A study of effect of iron on hematological status in iron deficiency anemic children


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Professor & HOD of Physiology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, India

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B Satyanarayana
Professor & HOD of Physiology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302557

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Background: Iron Deficiency is the most widely prevalent nutritional disorder affecting the world population today. Anaemia has been described as a major health problem in the developing countries. Iron Deficiency Anaemia is readily preventable even in a profound stage by the provision of iron supplements. Objective: The study was conducted to estimate the incidence of iron Deficiency Anaemia in school going children & to create awareness among parents and children regarding the consequences of Iron Deficiency Anaemia & to treat iron Deficiency Anaemia & to improve the IQ for better academic performance of children with iron Deficiency Anaemia. Methods: The study was conducted over a period of 6 months. About 400 children from Indira Gandhi Municipal High School, Kurnool were examined and Only 200 out of these found suitable for the study and were given letters of information and consent. From those who responded favorably, a comprehensive data could be obtained form 100 children from proformas. A formal consent letter from the parents of each child included in the study was obtained after explaining to them the whole procedure. Results: The strength of association between iron therapy and increase of Hb values is highly significant. The strength of association between iron therapy and increase of RBC values is highly significant. The strength of association between iron and increase of PCV is highly significant. The strength of association between iron and increase of MCV is highly significant. Conclusion: It is concluded that iron supplementation along with iron-fortified foods in children with Iron Deficiency Anaemia improves hematological parameters significant extent. The academic performance, and physical well-being and behavioral patterns of the children were also improved.


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