Susan M. Carson, MSN , CPNP

All articles by Susan M. Carson, MSN , CPNP

Case 1: In Betathalassemia, Low Liver Iron Does Not Necessarily Indicate That Cardiac Iron is Not Present

Liver iron has long been thought to be a reliable indicator of total body iron burden, including the likelihood of cardiac iron. In patients with beta-thalassemia, however, that is not always the case. This study looks at a 12-year-old girl of South Asian descent who switched to deferasirox after her tranfser at the thalassemia treatment center.

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