Iron: not a benign therapeutic drug.

@article{Madiwale2006IronNA,
  title={Iron: not a benign therapeutic drug.},
  author={Taj Madiwale and Erica L. Liebelt},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={174-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This article reviews the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of iron poisoning. Recently proposed guidelines for triage of children with iron ingestion will be discussed as well as diagnostic and treatment modalities. Finally, the potential impact of unit-dose packaging as a primary preventative measure will be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS Carbonyl iron has a greater safety margin than the iron salts. There have been no published reports of serious or fatal poisoning… CONTINUE READING

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