Estimating tissue iron burden: current status and future prospects.

  title={Estimating tissue iron burden: current status and future prospects.},
  author={John C. Wood},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  volume={170 1},
Iron overload is becoming an increasing problem as haemoglobinopathy patients gain greater access to good medical care and as therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes improve. Therapeutic options for iron chelation therapy have increased and many patients now receive combination therapies. However, optimal utilization of iron chelation therapy requires knowledge not only of the total body iron burden but the relative iron distribution among the different organs. The physiological basis for… CONTINUE READING
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