Problemi correnti: La carenza di ferro nel neonato pretermine

Translated title of the contribution: Iron deficiency in preterm infants

Veronica Guastalla, Maria Chiara Pellegrin, Francesca Rovere, Riccardo Davanzo

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Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide. Preterm infants are a special risk group, because of lower total body iron at birth, rapid catch-up growth and uncompensated phlebotomy losses. Recent scientific literature suggests that iron supplementation begins from the third week of age, earlier than previously recommended. In order to avoid iron overload, pre-term infants who have received multiple transfusions may maintain iron stores without iron sup-plementation up to 6 months of life.

Translated title of the contributionIron deficiency in preterm infants
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)298-305
Number of pages8
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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