Iron deficiency in atopy (own data and literature analysis)


Professor V. Delyagin(1), MD; Associate Professor N. Migacheva(1, 2), MD
1-Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Immunology, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow
2-Samara State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia

Due to systemic allergic inflammation, intestinal changes, and malnutrition, atopic diseases can be complicated by iron deficiency conditions. Objective. To determine the values of hemoglobin (Hb) and the frequency of anemia in children and adolescents with atopic dermatitis (AD) and asthma and to present the possible causes of the disorders. Results. In 2001, a total of 180 children (mean age 4 years) with AD were examined; their Hb concentration was 109.3±9.8 g/l; of them 77 (43%) children had

atopic dermatitis
allergic rhinitis
iron deficiency
innate immunity.

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