Platelet count was evaluated in 30 children with iron deficiency anemia. It was found elevated when compared with 40 normal controls. No significant difference was found between the platelet counts in patients with hemoglobin levels higher or lower than 7 g/dl. Although no relation was observed between platelet count and transferrin saturation, it was correlated with serum iron values. After oral and/or parenteral iron therapy platelet count decreased insignificantly, while reticulocytes were found to be increased.
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