hrp0086p2-p861 | Syndromes: Mechanisms and Management P2 | ESPE2016

The Effect of Iron Intervention on the Anthropometric Parameters: Pilot Study among Egyptian Preschool Children with Iron Deficiency Anemia

Ibrahim Amany , Atef Abeer , Magdy Rania , Farag Mohamed

Background: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) causes detrimental effects on physical growth which is attributed to poor appetite, altered endocrinologic profile and neurotransmitter metabolism consequent to iron deficiency.Objective and hypotheses: To investigate the iron status of preschool children with IDA and its association with the degree of growth retardation at presentation, and to detect the effect of iron supplementation on growth velocity (GV) over...