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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 162, Issue 3, pp 177–179 | Cite as

Refractory iron-deficiency anaemia due to silent Helicobacter pylori gastritis in children

  • Maria Kostaki
  • Smaragdi Fessatou
  • Themistocles Karpathios
Original Paper

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.

Keywords

Helicobacter pylori gastritis Iron-deficiency anaemia 

Abbreviations

IDA

Iron-deficiency anaemia

HP

Helicobacter pylori

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Kostaki
    • 1
  • Smaragdi Fessatou
    • 2
    • 3
  • Themistocles Karpathios
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Department of PaediatricsUniversity of AthensGreece
  2. 2.2nd Department of Paediatrics"P & A Kyriakou" Children's HospitalAthensGreece
  3. 3.N. Philadelphia, AthensGreece

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