Number of erythrocyte transfusions is more predictive than serum ferritin in estimation of cardiac iron loading in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia


ÜNAL Ş. , ÇETİN M. , HAZIROLAN T. , Yildirim G., Meral A. , Birbilen A. , ...Daha Fazla

LEUKEMIA RESEARCH, cilt.38, sa.8, ss.882-885, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.leukres.2014.05.002
  • Dergi Adı: LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.882-885

Özet

Background: Transfusions with packed erythrocytes is a common practice in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who are on chemotherapy. Since there is no physiological excretion mechanism for iron, the iron related to erythrocyte transfusions accumulates and may contribute to late cardiac, hepatic and endocrine complications in these patients.