What is included in patient education about 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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Compliance is the major limiting factor of chelation therapy in cases of transfusion-induced iron overload, and continuous re-enforcement is needed. Patients should be educated about signs and symptoms of heart failure, cirrhosis, and diabetes.


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