Study: Anemia linked to “silent strokes” in children

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February 13, 2011
Associated Press    
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"Doctors may be missing 'silent strokes' in a small but significant number of children with severe anemia, who may be unfairly labeled as slow learners when in fact they have a medical problem, troubling new research suggests. Strokes have long been known to be a risk for children with sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disease that affects 70,000 to 100,000 people in the United States, mostly African-Americans. The new study finds that strokes are more common than has been believed in these children." (02/12/11)  

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