Case Reports in Clinical Medicine

Volume 2, Issue 2 (May 2013)

ISSN Print: 2325-7075   ISSN Online: 2325-7083

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Efficacy of deferasirox for the treatment of iron overload in a child affected by Juvenile Hemochromatosis

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DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2013.22033    3,523 Downloads   5,480 Views  

ABSTRACT

We report the case of a 7 years old girl with Juvenile Hemochromatosis, due to homozygous mutation of HJV, which had increased serum iron indices and liver iron overload in the absence of any clinical sign of disease. Oral iron chelation with low dose deferasirox showed good efficacy and no side effects. The oral iron chelator deferasirox could be a valid option for removing excess iron in early Juvenile Hemochromatosis.

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Masera, N. , Cattoni, A. , Decimi, V. , D’Apolito, V. , Arosio, C. , Mariani, R. and Piperno, A. (2013) Efficacy of deferasirox for the treatment of iron overload in a child affected by Juvenile Hemochromatosis. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 126-128. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.22033.

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