Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Alison Matsunaga, MD, looks at anemia types and causes, which range widely from iron deficiency to bleeding and hemoglobin disorders. Using real cases, she explains common considerations, including cow’s milk consumption in toddlers and menstrual bleeding in teenage girls; describes valuable lab tests (noting results that warrant further testing); and demystifies newborn screening reports. Bonus: Hear about an iron supplement kids actually like!
- Review the common causes of anemia in children
- Discuss the initial evaluation for anemia
- Discuss treatment of anemia in the pediatric population