Management of Iron Toxicity

The treatment of Fe overdose starts with attention to supportive care and adequate fluid resuscitation. Isotonic fluids: Numerous reasons account for hypovolemia and poor perfusion. Start fluid resuscitation with isotonic fluid boluses to restore hypovolemia. Activated charcoal (or other oral complexing agents): This is INEFFECTIVE at binding Fe to limit absorption. Whole bowel irrigation: This may be […]

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