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what are the noticeable side effects of being anemic as a child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Transient issue: For minor levels of anemia in kids there are some mild developmental delays that seem to be transient if the problem is addressed soon enough.Since the brain continues development for ~ 25 yrs, there is time to correct early delays.If anemia persists long term it can rob the child of some of their thinking capacity & proficiency. Profound anemia is life threatening.
Answered on Jan 25, 2018

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