Anaemia in Children: Apathy in Healthcare Priorities

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Tahir Shamsi
Asma Danish


A nutritional deficiency in younger age group includes both micro and macronutrient deficiencies leading to protein calorie malnutrition, failure to thrive, compromised immune function and nutritional anemia. Deficiencies of iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and pyridoxine, compromise red cell production. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of nutritional anemia’s worldwide [1].

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Shamsi T, Danish A. Anaemia in Children: Apathy in Healthcare Priorities. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2020Dec.23 [cited 2024Jun.17];3(4):111-3. Available from:

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