Anemia Screening

Anemia is a major nutritional global problem of immense public health significance, affecting persons of all ages, sex and economic group. It is ranked as the commonest chronic malady of mankind. Nutritional anemia has major consequences not only on the morbidity and mortality in children but also affects growth and intellectual development of these children (poor cognitive/ motor development and behavioral problems).

 

Iron deficiency anemia in children occurs most frequently between the age of 6 months to 3 years and 11 to 17 years. Over 75% of the children below 3 years are anemic with mild to moderate anemia

 

Get screening done at the following age groups:

 

  • 9 - 12 Months
  • Between 15 and 18 Months
  • Preschool
  • Adolscents

 

Screening includes:

 

  • Clinical Assessment.
  • Hemoglobin estimation, Retic Count.
  • Peripheral smear to know the type of anemia and to exclude hem parasite(s).
  • Clinical response to iron administration.
  • Stool examination to exclude worm infestation and 'Hem occult' blood test.

 

For further information call us @ (080) 41154816

 

 


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