What is the prevalence of iron toxicity in the US?

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: Clifford S Spanierman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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The 2014 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System reported 4024 single exposures to iron or iron salts, with one major outcome and one death. In addition, the AAPCC reported 11,180 single exposures to multiple vitamins containing iron, with one major outcome and no deaths. Overall, 75% of cases were in children younger than 6 years. [3]


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