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Iron Loading Anaemia

  1. Edward J Jr Benz

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002272



How to Cite

Benz, E. J. J. 2006. Iron Loading Anaemia. eLS. .

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  1. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

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This article outlines the key factors of the three major forms of anaemia capable of causing severe iron overload in patients, even without chronic transfusion therapy: the thalassemia syndromes, sideroblastic anaemias, and congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia.


  • iron;
  • haemoglobin;
  • haemochromatosis;
  • anaemia;
  • thalassemia