Iron Toxicity Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 06, 2020
  • Author: Clifford S Spanierman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is iron toxicity?

What is the pathophysiology of iron toxicity?

What is the prevalence of iron toxicity in the US?

What should patients with iron toxicity be educated about?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of iron toxicity?

What are the stages of iron toxicity?

What are the clinical features of stage 1 iron toxicity?

What are the clinical features of stage 2 iron toxicity?

What are the clinical features of stage 3 iron toxicity?

What are the clinical features of stage 4 iron toxicity?

What are the clinical features of stage 5 iron toxicity?

What are the possible complications of iron toxicity?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Iron Toxicity?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of iron toxicity?

What is the role of serum iron measurement in the diagnosis of iron toxicity?

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of iron toxicity?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of iron toxicity?

Treatment

What is included in prehospital care for iron toxicity?

How is iron toxicity treated in the emergency department (ED)?

What is included in inpatient care for iron toxicity?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with iron toxicity?

Medications

What is the role of medications for the treatment of iron toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class GI decontaminants are used in the treatment of Iron Toxicity?

Which medications in the drug class Chelating agents are used in the treatment of Iron Toxicity?