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Iron deficiency and susceptibility to infection: a prospective study of the effects of iron deficiency and iron prophylaxis in infants in Papua New Guinea

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Investigation of the relationship between iron deficiency, iron supplementation and susceptibility to infection, was suggested by the author's initial observations of an association of anaemia with serious bacterial infections in infancy in Papua New Guinea. The bulk of previous longitudinal clinical intervention studies in infancy showed beneficial effects of iron supplementation. However, defects of control and design and recording in these studies and contradictory anecdotal reports lef...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Author
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Funding agency for:
Oppenheimer, S
Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DM
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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