Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
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ISSN: 2327-4972


Osama A Zekry

  • Research Article
    The Role of Multiple Micronutrients in Treatment of Iron Deficient Anemic Children
    Author(s): Hassan Ali Abdelwahid and Osama A ZekryHassan Ali Abdelwahid and Osama A Zekry

    Background: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is more likely to be associated with other multiple micronutrient (MMN) deficiencies. Aim: Assessment of changes in hemoglobin levels, serum ferritin, retinol, and iron that would come out as a result of the intervention. Methods: This randomized controlled trial included 90 school children with IDA who were randomly allocated into 3 treatment groups. Group-A and B received oral iron, and oral iron + multiple micronutrients (MMN), respectively, for three months. Group-C (the control group) received nothing. Results: Hemoglobin levels were increased significantly in group-A (11.8 g/L), and group B (15.4 g/L) and insignificantly in the control group (2.1 g/L). Group-B had the highest increase in hemoglobin levels. Conclusion: Supplementation with mul.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2327-4972.1000102

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