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Child has low hemoglobin count. What should be done?

If a small child of just 6 months has hemoglobin levels of count 4.5 then what should be done? Doctor says he should be given extra blood to bring it to normal level. He was having fever for approx 2 days but now his health is normal. His mom has not completed 9 months of pregnancy. the child was born after 7 months, but was normal when born. Please consult
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Feb 2013
Anemia of Prematurity and Physiological anemia are the causes of low hemoglobin in your child. In prematurity because of low iron transfer from the mother is the cause of anemia. To prevent anemia in preterms iron supplementation is needed. At present in your child blood transfusion is required to increase hemoglobin to a level from there it is increased to normal by giving iron and other hematinics such as vitamins B and C
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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