Weber Medicine & Clinical Case Reports

April 2019, Vol. 6 (1), ISSN:2449-1624

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Research Article

Study of the Prevalence of Iron-deficient Anemia in the Group for the Defense of Child with Cancer - GRENDACC in Jundiaí-SP

Juliani Franco Pereira1, Veronica Cristina Gomes Soares1, Ana Beatriz Carollo Rocha-Lima1, Rodrigo Eduardo da Silva1, Guilherme Gomes Silveira1, Daniel Thome Catalan1 & Sabrina de Almeida Marques1

1Universidade Paulista - UNIP, campus Jundiaí, Instituto de Ciências da Saúde. Avenida Armando Giassetti, 577 - Vila Hortolândia - Trevo Itu/Itatiba - Jundiaí-SP, CEP 13214-525.

Accepted 14th April, 2019; Available Online 17thApril, 2019.


Objective: Compare the three levels of iron deficiency anemia in children by sex and stage of disease, as well as to identify the recommended therapy in the treatment of the disease. Methods: The study was conducted at the Institution Group in Defense of the Child with Cancer, GRENDACC, Jundiaí-SP, in which 21 medical records of children aged 0 to 4 years with iron deficiency anemia were analyzed. To perform the data analysis, these medical records were divided by sex and stage of the disease. Results: The analysis by sex showed a prevalence of 61.9% (13) of anemic male subjects. In relation to the stage of the disease, 3 children were in the first stage, 5 in the second stage and 13 in the third stage. After dietary correction, 76.2% (16) of patients with iron deficiency anemia no longer had the disease. Conclusions: Iron deficiency anemia was found to be more prevalent in males in children 0 to 4 years of age, being the main risk factor the nutritional status. From the data obtained in this study, it is possible to conclude that with access to adequate and balanced food, the incidence of childhood iron deficiency anemia tends to decrease.

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