Guidelines in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatologyand nutrition
Evaluation of gastroenterologic causes of chronic anaemia in pediatric patients
Fabiana Di Stasio¹, Angela Amoroso¹, Salvatore Oliva², Lorenzo Norsa³
1Scuola specializzazione di pediatria, Università Milano Bicocca, Milano 2Gastroenterologia ed endoscopia pediatrica, Policlinico Umberto I, Università La Sapienza di Roma, Roma 3Epatologia, gastroenterologia e trapianti pediatrici, ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo
Anaemia is a diagnostic challenge both for adult and children. Gastrointestinal disease are well-known causes of refractory anaemia in children but the real prevalence is unknown. Endoscopy is routinely involved in anaemia diagnostic approach but evidences are scarces. Guidelines from Italian adult and pediatric gastroenterologists were published in 2019 to clarify the diagnostic approach of chronic anaemia in gastrointestinal disorders.