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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Clinical Needs & Interventions: Screening for Anemia in Children with Down Syndrome


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Shruti Mittal,
Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Angela Larosa, Charleston, SC, United States;
Silvia Pereira-Smith, Charleston, SC, United States;
Andrea Boan, Charleston, SC, United States;


As part of the 2011 AAP health supervision guidelines for children with Down Syndrome (DS), annual screening for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is recommended between the ages of 1-18 but the evidence supporting this recommendation is limited. IDA is associated with cognitive impairment, and children with DS are a particularly vulnerable population for neurocognitive deficits. This study assessed the prevalence of anemia in children with DS.

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