Helicobacter pylori-related iron deficiency anemia in children

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2007 (EN)
Helicobacter pylori-related iron deficiency anemia in children (EN)

Maria Kostaki, T. Karpathios, Smaragdi Fessatou,

SUMMARY In this report we described two cases of children with chronic active Helicobacter pylori gastritis without evidence of esophagogastrointestinal bleeding associated with irondeficiency anemia. In these cases, long-standing iron supplementation had been necessary, but replacement therapy, without considering the role of Helicobacter pylori, was ineffective. The anemia returned after the discontinuation of the iron therapy. Only the eradication therapy of helicobacter pylori led to a complete resolution of the hematologic disorder. Key words: Helicobacter pylori, Iron-deficiency anemia, gastritis (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 16, No 1 (2003) (EN)

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