Jul 18, 2017
At 20 months, the patient’s parents noticed that he was chewing and eating parts of his crib (pica). At this time, he was found to have low hemoglobin. He underwent an extensive workup, but the cause of his symptoms was not identified.
Currently the patient receives iron supplementation to keep his iron levels stabile. When his iron levels are low, he seems to have speech issues, behave poorly, and be prone to respiratory infections.
Developmentally, the patient has difficulty with speech articulation, but has otherwise been developing typically.
The following variants of uncertain significance were identified in this UDN participant:
If this participant sounds like you or someone you know, please contact us
The information provided here is based on individual patient experiences. This information is not meant to substitute for advice of a qualified health care provider. Please do not use this information to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider.
Any mention of products or services is not meant as a recommendation of the products or services. Please discuss any options with a qualified health care provider.
Developments in medical research may impact the information that appears here. No assurance can be given that the information in this site will include the most recent findings or developments.
The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.