Refractory iron deficiency anaemia due to silent H. pylori gastritis in children

ArticleinEuropean Journal of Pediatrics 162(3):177-9 · April 2003with11 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.89 · DOI: 10.1007/s00431-002-1139-x · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    We describe the cases of three children with chronic active Helicobacter pylori gastritis and iron-deficiency anaemia without evidence of oesophagogastrointestinal bleeding. In all cases, long-standing iron supplementation became effective only after eradication of Helicobacter pylori. CONCLUSION: Iron-deficiency anaemia may be due to clinically inapparent H. pylori gastritis.