Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pixie | 2010-03-03

Q.

Iron deficiency

Hi, my little boy is a very active 4 year old. I have noticed though that he is quite pale with darkish circles under his eyes and he quite frequently complains of tiredness. How do I know if he has an iron deficiency (without having to put him through bloodtests)?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The only way to definitely make the diagnosis of iron deficiency is by a blood test.

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