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Iron deficiency and overweight in a child exposed to methamphetamine in utero


Heiss, CJ and Goldberg, LR and Dion, N, Iron deficiency and overweight in a child exposed to methamphetamine in utero, Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 25, (2) pp. 160-164. ISSN 0883-5691 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1097/TIN.0b013e3181dbb814


Methamphetamine (meth) exposure during fetal development may increase nutritional risk due to both congenital and developmental problems associated with exposure. In this case study, an interdisciplinary team assessed the health and nutrition status of a 5-year-old girl exposed to meth in utero. Significant nutrition-related findings included iron deficiency anemia of nondietary but unknown origin and a body mass index at the 92 percentile. The anemia potentially contributed to or exacerbated the cognitive and behavioral problems identified in her evaluation. The prevalence and origin of iron deficiency anemia in children exposed to meth in utero needs to be investigated further.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Case study, methamphetamine, iron deficiency
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95576
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2014-11-17

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