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Repeated USMLE Questions Step 2 CK- 442

A 3-month-old girl is brought to the clinic due to weakness and pallor for one week. History claims that she was born after premature delivery. She is normal in development and growth. She is breastfed and her immunizations are up to date.

What is the most appropriate treatment?

A-Milk formula instead of breastfeeding

B- Iron supplement

C-Vitamin C supplement

D-Vitamin D supplement

Answer



Iron supplementation in the form of iron-fortified formula or oral ferrous sulfate is recommended to prevent anemia especially in premature infants. Breastfeeding is still recommended for its benefits. Vitamin C should be added to diet at 6-month of age. Vitamin D is used in cases of deficiency and in certain cases later in life.

The correct answer is B


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