oa South African Medical Journal - Intramuscular iron in non-European premature infants

Volume 34, Issue 49
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Late prematurity anaemia is inevitable without the addition of iron supplements. In a population, which could not be relied upon to take oral preparations for a prolonged period, an attempt was made to prevent iron deficiency anaemia by giving intramuscular iron in the first weeks of life.

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