Dr Sravani Nadipalli, Dr Jennifer Pricilla, Dr Sundari S
Abstract: Serum iron? hemoglobin? total iron binding capacity and serum ferritin of babies born to 28 mothers of non-anemic iron deficiency? 16 mothers with iron deficiency anemia? and 9 mothers of normal serum ferritin and hemoglobin? were checked in the new born period and results did not show any significant difference in mean levels of serum iron? hemoglobin and total iron binding capacity inthese 3 groups but mean level of serum ferritin were lower in newborns of mothers with iron deficiency anemia.
Keywords: serum ferritin? total iron binding capacity? new born? iron deficiency anaemia? maternal and foetal iron deficiency