Iron overload in hematopoietic cell transplantation

@article{Majhail2008IronOI,
  title={Iron overload in hematopoietic cell transplantation},
  author={Navneet S Majhail and Hillard M Lazarus and Linda Jean Burns},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={997-1003}
}
Iron overload, primarily related to RBC transfusions, is a relatively common complication in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. Iron overload increases the risk of infections, veno-occlusive disease and hepatic dysfunction post transplant. Elevated pretransplant ferritin levels have been reported to increase the risk of nonrelapse mortality following HCT and might influence the risk of acute and chronic GVHD. Serum ferritin is sensitive but not specific for iron overload and is a… CONTINUE READING

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