What causes 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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Transfusion dependence due to the following are among the causes of transfusion-induced iron overload:

  • Sickle cell disease
  • β-thalassemia major
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Blackfan-Diamond syndrome
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome

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