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* A sentence was omitted from a Clinical Inquiry published in March (Scott S, Porter M, Quadri Y. How should we follow up a positive screen for anemia in a 1-year old? J Fam Pract 2005 Mar, 54(3): 272, 275-276). The first paragraph should have read (omitted sentence in boldface):

Healthy infants who test positive for anemia on routine screening at one year of age are most likely iron deficient and may be treated with an empiric trial of iron therapy (3-6 mg of elemental iron/kg/day); documentation of response to iron confirms the diagnosis of iron-deficiency (SOR: B; evidence from randomized controlled trials with some conflicting results; lack of evidence for long-term benefits/harms of screening strategies). Further work-up for causes of anemia should be reserved for infants who do not respond to iron replacement. In these cases, further testing with a complete blood count (CBC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), red cell distribution width (RDW) and serum ferritin concentration may be effective in determining the cause of anemia (SOR: C; expert opinion).

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Publication:Journal of Family Practice
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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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