Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
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ISSN: 2155-9600


Soraya Rahmani

Soraya Rahmani


  • Review Article
    Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children and Alteration of the Immune System
    Author(s): Soraya Rahmani and Abbassia DemmoucheSoraya Rahmani and Abbassia Demmouche

    Background and objectives: While there is evidence of an altered immune profile in iron deficiency, the precise immunoregulatory role of iron is not known. Information particulary in children who are vulnerable to iron deficiency and infection, is lacking. We aimed to study the effect of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) on immunity. Methods: In 101 children with IDA (iron deficiency anemia), (study group), and 99 normal children (control group), the percentage of lymphocytes, monocyte, neutrophile, level of immunoglobulin and serum iron, ferritin, Hb, MCV, HT, MCHC, MCH were compared. Results: There was a significant difference between the two groups (control and study) in the distribution of various hematological and biochemical parameters (serum iron, ferritin, Hb, MCV, Ht, MCHC, MCH), (P<0.05). The percentage of monocyte levels .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000333

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