Iron Loading and Chelation in Non-transfusion Dependent Thalassemias

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  • Şule ÜNAL, [MD] Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Hematology

Abstract

Non-transfusion dependent thalassemia (NTDT) defines thalassemic patients who do not require regular transfusions for survival. However, these patients are still at risk for iron loading related to primarily increased iron absorbtion through intestines. Herein, the iron accumulation mechanisms, complicatrions and management of iron loading in patients with NTDT were summarized. Key words: NTDT, iron, chelation, LIC

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Published
Nov 6, 2017
How to Cite
ÜNAL, Şule. Iron Loading and Chelation in Non-transfusion Dependent Thalassemias. Acta Medica, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 1, p. 8-11, nov. 2017. ISSN 2147-9488. Available at: <https://actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/105>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017.
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