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Iron deficiency anaemia

ICD10: Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified [D50.9]

Treatment: Replenishing Iron - Pediatric dosages

Anemia due to low Iron body stores could be due to nutritional causes, impaired Iron absorption or Iron losses. 1-Serum Ferritin less than 12µg/L 2- Serum Hemoglobin less than 11g/dL


Success criteria:

1. Physical Activity, Growth, Cognitive, and/or Neurodevelopment should have a noticeable improvement.

2. Hemoglobin should rise at least 1g/dL every 2-4 weeks to reach the normal range.

3. Reticulocyte count should reach a normal range within 1 to 2 weeks.

4. Serum iron/TIBC/Transferrin/Ferritin should reach a normal range within 6 months.

NOTE: in case of severe IDA of < 5g/dL & heart failure, USE LEVEL 2 & 3

Treatments

Level 1 / 3
pharmacological
ferrous sulfate
ROUTE
Oral
DOSE
2.000 mg
FREQUENCY
T.I.D.

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