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Does iron deficiency anemia causes fever? in infants? he has a high wbc count but not so significant.

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Anemia and fever?: Anemai poer se does not give fever. You could have infection and get fever while you have anemia but it isnot related to it. Unless u have other blood cell deficiencies as well.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Fe deficiency....: Does not cause fever. Your child may have acquired an infection, which would fall under the heading of true, true, and unrelated. If you re worried about your child's status, you should contact you doctor, tell them what's happening and then listen to their advice. Good luck!

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