Malabsorption as a Cause of Iron Treatment Failure in Infants
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Infants should receive prophylacatic iron supplementation since age 4 months till one year. Patients suffering from malabsorption, mainly Giardia infestation may develop iron deficiency resistent to further iron treatment. The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence of malabsorption in those infants and to examine the results of empiric treatment with metronidazole.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Months to 4 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All infants referred to the Pediatric Hematology Unit because lack of response to iron treatment.
Patients diagnosed with specific malabsorption causes like Celiac or Cystic Fibrosis.