Anaemia, Iron Deficiency and Susceptibility to Infection in Children in Sub-saharan Africa, Guideline Dilemmas

Anemia, iron deficiency, and infections are interconnected conditions that drastically contribute to child morbidity and mortality. In this article, the authors explore current research on the association between iron supplementation and infection risk, and conclude that the universal guidelines for iron supplementation must be replaced by more tailored, area-/population-specific guidelines that are guided by methods to accurately predict the safety of giving iron.

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