Iron Overload and Chelation Therapy
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Bridges, K. R. 2001. Iron Overload and Chelation Therapy. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Iron overload (haemochromatosis) is a disorder of iron metabolism commonly due to hereditary haemochromatosis or chronic transfusions. Chelation is the only available treatment for transfusional iron overload.