There may be a need for early iron supplementation to these babies to prevent nutritional anaemia
. Larger studies involving multiple centres and more cases are required to generate more evidences.
Determinants of nutritional anaemia
in children less than five years age.
Pulmonary and diaphragmatic functions in chronic severe nutritional anaemia
. Natl Med J India 1989;2:266-8.
Wheat flour is primarily fortified to prevent nutritional anaemia
and birth defects of the brain and spine.
The Prevalence of Nutritional Anaemia
in Women, WHO/MCH92.2.
MA is the other major nutritional anaemia
caused by vitamin [B.sub.12] or folate deficiency.
Iron deficiency in women.A report of the International Nutritional anaemia
Consultative Group (INACG).
In developing countries, nutritional anaemia
may be due to poor bioavailability of dietary iron, haemoglobinopathies, or intestinal parasites.
This is similar to what has been reported in other studies, [17, 27] and has been suggested to be a result of: malaria infection with poor immunity to malaria in this age group; nutritional anaemia
due to poor complementary feeding practices; [7, 28] increase in body demand due to rapid growth; and increased activity due to achieved motor milestones.
Good sensitivity of bone marrow aspiration (94.4 %) was found in diagnosing Nutritional Anaemia
. Only 02 cases were not diagnosed on bone marrow aspirate smear due to failed aspirate.
, unlike other forms of anaemia, can be tackled by ensuring a diet rich in iron, protein, and vitamins C and A.