Diagnosis and management of iron deficiency in children with or without anemia: consensus recommendations of the SPOG Pediatric Hematology Working Group
Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency affecting children and adolescents worldwide. A consistent body of epidemiological data demonstrates an increased incidence of iron deficiency at three-time points: in the neonatal period, in preschool children, and in adolescents, where it particularly affects females. Conclusion: This narrative review focuses on the most suggestive symptoms of iron deficiency in childhood, describes the diagnostic procedures in situations with or without anemia and provides Swiss expert-based management recommendations for the pediatric context.
Writer: Veneranda Mattiello
DOI : 10.1007/s00431-020-03597-5