Intravenous iron dextran versus peroral iron and blood transfusion for anemia (Hebrew)

U. Lewinski, E. Van der Lijn, M. Djaldetti

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Abstract

Iron deficiency anemia is a common disorder due to lack of dietary iron, malabsorption and most frequently, chronic blood loss. Treatment consists of the administration of iron, peroral or parenteral, and in some cases, blood transfusion. In the present study the results of two types of therapy were compared. One group of patients received blood transfusions and peroral iron, while the second group received infusions of iron dextran (Imferon). The results in both groups were satisfactory. The intravenous infusion of iron dextran has the advantages of rapid, calculated, painless repair of iron depletion. Side effects are infrequent and if the medication is properly given can be readily overcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-69+202
JournalHarefuah
Volume85
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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