J Korean Med Assoc.  2007 Feb;50(2):170-174. 10.5124/jkma.2007.50.2.170.

Pharmacotherapy in Childhood Anemia

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. dcjeong@catholic.ac.kr


Anemia is one of the important causes compromising normal growth, development, and immune function in children. In outpatient clinics, we can see patients with anemia caused by various etiologies, whether congenital or acquired. Most cases of childhood anemia are caused by incomplete supplements of nutrients for erythropoiesis, despite the improved socioeconomic situation. Sometimes we need to treat the underlying diseases to correct the anemia. Also, we have to evaluate the etiology of anemia according to age, and consider medical treatments on the basis of the underlying causes. In this article, the author reviews pharmacotherapy in childhood anemia.


Childhood anemia; Etiology; Pharmacotherapy

MeSH Terms

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Drug Therapy*


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