Estimation of Serum Iron Level in Undernourished Children in Rhohilkhand Region U.P Bareilly
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 8769-8773
AbstractBackground: The overall objective is to “Assess the serum iron level in moderate & severe undernourished children (1-5 years)” in Rohilkhand Medical College & Hospital, Bareilly.
Materials and Methods: The nutritional status of the children was assessed by plotting the weight and height of the children on WHO 2006 Growth Standards growth charts. Weight for age and height for age assessment was done by plotting the study subject’s weight and height on different growth charts for boys and girls. Nutritional status as per BMI for age criteria was also assessed by plotting the study subject’s BMI for their respective age.
Results: Out of 202, 103 children were undernourished children and 99 children were healthy children which were control. Total cases were 51%, among cases 22.8% were severe malnourished children and 28.2%Serum Iron level of control were 139.31±20.19 ug/dL and moderate and severe malnourished children were 99.49± 10.05 and 75.71± 10.92 ug/dL respectively. Serum iron level of malnourished cases was significantly low having p value less than 0.001.
Conclusion: Serum iron profile can be used as a prognostic marker in PEM patients. Routine measurement of serum iron and its subsequent supplementation in PEM children could improve the management of this group of patients.
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