What is the role of peripheral flow cytometry in the workup 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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When peripheral flow cytometry is performed, patients with transfusion-induced iron overload seem to exhibit a high expression of CD2 and a low expression of CD38 surface markers on the helper T (Th)-cell subset. [68]


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