What are the clinical features of stage 2 iron toxicity?

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: Clifford S Spanierman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Features of stage 2 iron toxicity are as follows:

  • GI symptoms resolve, and the patient appears to improve and recover

  • This deceptive phase usually occurs 6-12 hours after ingestion and may last as long as 24 hours.

  • Metabolic abnormalities during this phase may include hypotension, metabolic acidosis, and coagulopathy

  • Some patients skip this phase and progress directly to stage 3

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