Acute iron poisoning: management guidelines.

@article{Baranwal2003AcuteIP,
  title={Acute iron poisoning: management guidelines.},
  author={Arun Kumar Baranwal and Sunit C Singhi},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={534-40}
}
Serum iron level may not be available and fully reliable in management decision and prognostication in our setting. An estimated ingestion of >60 mg/kg elemental iron, onset of symptoms, blood sugar >150 mg/dL, total leukocyte count >15,000 cumm and presence of iron tablets on abdominal radiograph indicates severe toxicity and need for chelation therapy. Appearance of "vin-rose" color urine following a dose of desferrioxamine may be helpful, but is not seen consistently after chelation therapy… CONTINUE READING

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