Iron indices evaluated as tools for differentiating infection


Greek researchers conducted a study in 69 children with febrile illness who were admitted to a hospital with a diagnosis of a bacterial or viral infection to assess established iron indices in acute febrile infections and to explore whether serum iron distribution differs depending on whether the infection is bacterial or viral.

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