Letters Anaemia in developing countries

Mass iron treatment is cheaper than routine deworming

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39234.444259.3A (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1180
  1. Shailendra Kapoor, resident physician
  1. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Schaumburg, IL, 60195, USA
  1. shailendrakapoor{at}yahoo.com

    Gulani et al say that routine administration of intestinal anthelmintic agents results in a marginal increase in haemoglobin (1.71 g/l).1 What needs to be considered is whether this approach of mass anthelmintic therapy …

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