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Table 2 Laboratory features of iron-deficient infants before and after iron therapy

From: Iron Deficiency is Not Associated with Increased Blood Cadmium in Infants

Group characteristics Before iron therapy (n = 19) After iron therapy (n = 19) P value
Cadmium (μg/L) * 0.58 (0.06-1.40) 0.47 (0.06-1.38) 0.529
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 10.49 ± 1.75 12.38 ± 0.85 0.001
Hematocrit (%) 32.77 ± 3.80 36.87 ± 2.24 0.002
Ferritin (μg/L) 7.03 ± 3.16 20.83 ± 7.04 <0.001
Fe (μg/dL) 35.11 ± 25.30 64.68 ± 36.61 0.006
TIBC (μg/dL) 416.68 ± 46.50 365.89 ± 52.79 <0.001
Fe/TIBC (%) 8.8 ± 6.8 17.9 ± 9.5 0.001
  1. Results reported as mean ± SD and compared by paired t tests. *geometric mean (range) Iron-deficient infants were followed-up after 1–6 months of treatment with ferric hydroxide-polymaltose complex (6 mg/kg Fe3+ per day).