TY - CHAP A1 - Dia Sanou A2 - Ismael Ngnie-Teta ED1 - Donald S. Silverberg Y1 - 2012-02-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Risk Factors for Anemia in Preschool Children in Sub-Saharan Africa N2 - This book provides an up- to- date summary of many advances in our understanding of anemia, including its causes and pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis, and the morbidity and mortality associated with it. Special attention is paid to the anemia of chronic disease. Nutritional causes of anemia, especially in developing countries, are discussed. Also presented are anemias related to pregnancy, the fetus and the newborn infant. Two common infections that cause anemia in developing countries, malaria and trypanosomiasis are discussed. The genetic diseases sickle cell disease and thalassemia are reviewed as are Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Fanconi anemia and some anemias caused by toxins. Thus this book provides a wide coverage of anemia which should be useful to those involved in many fields of anemia from basic researchers to epidemiologists to clinical practitioners. BT - Anemia SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31289 DO - 10.5772/31289 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2018-09-23 ER -