A 1-year-old male asked:
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my 19 month son has low hemoglobin between 800-900. also immunoglobulin a is low. the gi specialists are doing further testing. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Anemia: Your child may have iron deficient anemia because of an inadequate diet. The anemic state can make him more susceptible to illness
Answered on Jul 15, 2014
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
A common cause of anemia is breast fed infants that are not given an iron supplement or enough solids. Another cause of this constellation of symptoms is celiac sprue or gluten sensitivity. This can also be the case if the child has food allergies that haven't been yet identified. If the baby has been formula fed, and isn't tolerating many new foods, or is colicky, food allergy may be the problem.
Jul 10, 2014

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