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Deferasirox administration for the treatment of non-transfusional iron overload in patients with thalassaemia intermedia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20950401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abnormal iron regulation in patients with thalassaemia intermedia may lead to iron overload even in the absence of transfusions. There are limited data on iron chelator use in patients with thalassaemia intermedia and no guidelines exist for the management of iron overload. We present data from 11 patients with thalassaemia intermedia treated with deferasirox (Exjade(®) , 10-20 mg/kg/d) for 24 months. Liver iron concentration and serum ferritin levels significantly decreased over the first 12 months (P = 0·005) and continued to decrease over the remainder of the study (P = 0·005). This small-scale study indicated that deferasirox may be suitable for controlling iron levels in patients with thalassaemia intermedia.
Vassilis Ladis; Helen Berdousi; Efstathios Gotsis; Antonis Kattamis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of haematology     Volume:  151     ISSN:  1365-2141     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Haematol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  2013-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372544     Medline TA:  Br J Haematol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
First Department of Paediatrics, Athens University, Thalassaemia Unit, Aghia Sofia Children's Hospital Encephalos-Euromedica Laboratories, Rizariou 3, Halandri, Athens Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Benzoates / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Ferritins / blood
Iron / metabolism
Iron Chelating Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Iron Overload / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology,  metabolism
Liver / metabolism
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Treatment Outcome
Triazoles / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Young Adult
beta-Thalassemia / complications*,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzoates; 0/Iron Chelating Agents; 0/Triazoles; 7439-89-6/Iron; 9007-73-2/Ferritins; V8G4MOF2V9/deferasirox
Erratum In:
Br J Haematol. 2011 Jan;152(1):124

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