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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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