High prevalence of iron overload in adult allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant survivors.

@article{Majhail2008HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of iron overload in adult allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant survivors.},
  author={Navneet S Majhail and Todd E Defor and Hillard M Lazarus and Linda Jean Burns},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={790-4}
}
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients frequently need red blood cell transfusions, and can be at risk for developing iron overload. We studied the prevalence of iron overload in 56 adult allogeneic HCT patients who had survived for a median of 28 (range: 12-151) months from transplant. Patients were initially screened with serum ferritin, and those with serum ferritin >1000 ng/mL underwent R2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver, a sensitive and specific noninvasive… CONTINUE READING

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