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deficiency

Biology the absence of a gene or a region of a chromosome normally present
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Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional disorder in the world.
Release date- 26072019 - London - Shield Therapeutics plc (LSE: STX), a commercial stage, pharmaceutical company with a focus on addressing iron deficiency, announces that the U.S.
This strategy carries the potential to eliminate iron deficiency in resource-deprived/maldistributed countries.
Iron deficiency anaemia can be suspected by reduction in the following laboratory indicators: Haemoglobin [Hb], Haematocrit [PCV], RBC count, Mean Corpuscular Volume [MCV], Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin [MCH], Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration [MCHC] along with a raised Red cell Distribution Width [RDW].
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is caused by many factors, as well as dietary factors, genetic factors, inflammatory processes and environmental factors like low socioeconomic standing and cavity.
Additionally, they add, blood donation may also increase the risk of iron deficiency, as each whole blood donation removes about 200-250 milligrams of iron from the blood donor.
The samples were analyzed for iron deficiency anemia and compared in both groups (patients with febrile seizures and those without febrile seizures).
According to the World Health Organization, Iron Deficiency anemia is one of the most widespread nutritional disorders in developing and industrialized countries, with one third of the global population experiencing it.
"We know that the higher cost of nutritious foods explains why food insecure families are at a higher risk of iron deficiency.
A report released by the Ministry of Health, the World Food Programme and Unilever shows one in four women of reproductive age suffers from iron deficiency.
In Switzerland, the drug has been approved for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in adults having inflammatory bowel disease.
Globally 1.62 billion people are reported to be the victim of anemia whilst among the preschool children prevalence of anemia is estimated to be 47.4% which is very alarming.3,4 Literature shows that the major proportion of anemia in this age group is attributed to iron deficiency.2 Iron deficiency could be due to poor intake or low bioavailability5.In developing countries, in addition to nutritional factors socioeconomical reasons such as low parental education, low household incomes and demographic factors such as age, gender, large family size do contribute to anemia in children.6