Iron Loading and Chelation in Non-transfusion Dependent Thalassemias

Authors

  • ?ule ÜNAL, [MD] Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Hematology

Abstract

Non-transfusion dependent thalassemia (NTDT) defines thalassemic patients who do not require regular transfusions for survival. However, these patients are still at risk for iron loading related to primarily increased iron absorbtion through intestines. Herein, the iron accumulation mechanisms, complicatrions and management of iron loading in patients with NTDT were summarized. Key words: NTDT, iron, chelation, LIC

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Published

2017-11-06

How to Cite

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ÜNAL Ş. Iron Loading and Chelation in Non-transfusion Dependent Thalassemias. Acta Medica [Internet]. 2017 Nov. 6 [cited 2024 May 18];46(1):8-11. Available from: https://www.actamedica.org/index.php/actamedica/article/view/105

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Review