Spørg eksperter

Anemia

   

Question

Is anemia common in CdLS?

Answer of our experts

To my knowledge there is no association between anemia and CdLS. I have heard of several children with anemia, but most likely it is because anemia is common rather than associated directly with CdLS. The most likely cause of anemia in childhood is iron-deficiency anemia. There are certain parameters that determine if anemia is due to iron deficiency such as the size of the red blood cells (small) and other measurements on the blood count. Dietary insufficiency is one cause, and is so common that physicians often treat empirically (without an actual diagnosis) and see if it resolves.



For iron deficiency, the usual treatment is iron supplementation (based on weight) for two months, ideally taken with vitamin C (such as orange juice) to increase absorption. Other causes of anemia include: lead poisoning (have a lead level checked if a cause is unclear), chronic blood loss (e.g. stool, nosebleeds, menstruation, etc.), and genetic causes (inherited disorders of blood which can be screened for on a blood test - e.g. sickle cell disease in African-Americans, thalassemia, spherocytosis, etc.). If physicians cannot determine a cause of the anemia, they may recommend testing the bone marrow to search for rarer causes.



TK 7-13-10

Answer is checked and valid for
us
Find andre sidder der deles de sammen emne som den side Health difficulties in CdLS...

Legal Disclaimer

Please take note that the Ask the Expert service is comprised of volunteer professionals in various areas of focus. Answers are not considered a medical, behavioral, or educational consultation. Ask the Expert is not a substitute for the care and attention your child’s personal physician, psychologist, educational consultant, or social worker can deliver.

 

Do you have a question you would like to ask?

Ask a Question
waihonapedia.topic.nav.current
Health difficulties in CdLS...
Information

Om indholdet af hjemmesiden

Alle oplysninger på dette websted er udelukkende til undervisningsformål. Det er din læge, der er det rette sted at få specifik medicinsk rådgivning, diagnoser og behandling. Brug af dette websted sker udelukkende på eget ansvar. Hvis du finder noget, som du mener, der skal rettes eller præciseres, bedes du give os besked på: 

Send en e-mail: info@cdlsWorld.org