Al Laham NA

Dr, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Al­-Azhar University, P.O. Box 1277, Gaza, Palestine

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  • Original Article   
    Possible Hematological Changes Associated with Acute Gastroenteritis among Kindergarten Children in Gaza
    Author(s): Al Laham NA*, Elyazji MS, Al­Haddad RJ and Ridwan FN

    Background: Gastroenteritis is considered one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children especially in developing countries. It is a major childhood problem in Gaza and one of the most common etiologic agents of iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Aim: This study was conducted to investigate possible changes in blood parameters that are associated with gastroenteritis infection among kindergarten children in Gaza. Subjects and Methods: A cross‑sectional case–control study was performed including kindergarten children suffering from gastroenteritis and matched healthy control group. Types of etiological agents were identified using standard microbiological and serological procedures. Blood samples were collected for estimation of complete blood count and for determination of serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), and transferrin satura.. Read More»

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