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When can deferoxamine can be given to thalasemia patient?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Transfusions

Desferoxamine is used to chelate excess iron in someone who has received multiple transfusions.
Thalassemia by itself is not a reason for this treatment. Only if the person needs regular transfusions and had iron load or to prevent iron overload, this medication would be useful.

In brief: Transfusions

Desferoxamine is used to chelate excess iron in someone who has received multiple transfusions.
Thalassemia by itself is not a reason for this treatment. Only if the person needs regular transfusions and had iron load or to prevent iron overload, this medication would be useful.
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