Clinical evaluation of the oral iron chelator deferiprone for the potential treatment of iron overload in bird species.

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The clinical use of oral Fe chelators for the treatment of Fe-storage disease in birds requires evaluation. In this study, the efficacy of the Fe chelator deferiprone in reducing hepatic Fe stores, its effects on hematologic, biochemical, and plasma Fe parameters, and its potential toxicity during a 30-day treatment period were investigated in a controlled… (More)

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