Depletion of excessive liver iron stores with desferrioxamine.


To determine the therapeutic effect of long-term, intensive iron chelation therapy, we studied liver iron content and histology in four children with thalassaemia major during 52-83 months of intensive therapy with desferrioxamine. The initial biopsies obtained prior to or within 21 months after beginning chelation therapy had Grade IV iron staining, with… (More)


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