Efficacy and safety of phlebotomy to reduce transfusional iron overload in adult, long-term survivors of acute leukemia.


BACKGROUND Transfusional iron overload is a frequent finding in long-term survivors of acute leukemia (AL). Only a few studies have reported the results of iron depletion therapy in this category of patients. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Between January 1996 and July 2003, 26 consecutive adult patients who achieved complete remission of AL and developed… (More)