Iron-deficiency anaemia is a widespread and largely preventable problem in the paediatric population, with numerous potential sequelae. We describe the case of a 2-year-old girl presenting with non-specific symptoms, who was found to be iron-deficient and anaemic, in the context of excessive cow’s milk consumption. We explore the patient’s diagnostic journey, including a neurological deterioration and the link between her iron deficiency and the final diagnosis.
- iron deficiency
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Contributors JM wrote the manuscript and obtained consent. ST edited the manuscript. SE edited the manuscript. AKY provided MRI brain images and contributed descriptions of these for the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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