• How should we follow up a positive screen for anemia in a 1-year old? 

    Scott, Stephen; Porter, Marlene (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-03)
    Healthy infants who test positive for anemia on routine screening at 1 year of age are most likely iron-deficient and may be treated empirically with a trial of iron therapy (3-6 mg of elemental iron/kg/d). Documentation ...
  • What is appropriate management of iron deficiency for young children? 

    Bhargava, Sital; Meurer, Linda N.; Jamieson, Barbara (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-07)
    Infants and toddlers with suspected irondeficiency anemia (IDA) should begin treatment with oral ferrous sulfate (3 mg/kg/d of elemental iron). A rise in hemoglobin >1 g/dL after 4 weeks supports the diagnosis of iron ...