Which physical findings are characteristic of transfusion-induced iron overload?

Updated: May 07, 2021
  • Author: Geneva E Guarin, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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General physical examination findings in patients with transfusion-induced iron overload may include the following:

  • Bronze/gray skin color
  • Bruising
  • Cachexia
  • Dwarfism
  • Delayed breast development in pubertal girls
  • Soft, small testes in males

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