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Anaemia harder to treat in black children

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US researchers have found that anaemia may be harder to treat in black children with kidney disease than in white children.

A study, by the Johns Hopkins Medical Centre and published online in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, found black children with chronic kidney disease had more severe anaemia than white children, even when they received the same treatment.

The study involved 429 children aged one to 16 with chronic kidney disease at 44 study sites.

Click here to read the study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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