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My 6 year old son was diagnosed with anemia about 1 1/2 months ago. He's been on an supplement for a few weeks now. No improvement yet (He has extreme?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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In brief: Anemia evaluation

Many causes of anemia.
Even if it was iron-deficiency anemia ("tired blood") very common, the hematocrit takes several weeks to respond. More rapid response is seen in the reticulocyte ("retic") count. Of course, if there is no response, he needs a workup for the many other causes of anemia.

In brief: Anemia evaluation

Many causes of anemia.
Even if it was iron-deficiency anemia ("tired blood") very common, the hematocrit takes several weeks to respond. More rapid response is seen in the reticulocyte ("retic") count. Of course, if there is no response, he needs a workup for the many other causes of anemia.
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