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The use of haemofiltration for severe iron overdose
  1. Clare Milne,
  2. Andy Petros
  1. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Clare Milne, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK; clare_milne{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

A toddler who had ingested a significant amount of ferrous sulphate was admitted to the regional paediatric intensive care unit for supportive treatment. He received gastric lavage, bowel irrigation and intravenous desferrioxamine. He had a very high serum iron level of 700 µmol/l and was commenced on continuous veno-venous haemofitration. His serum iron levels quickly returned to normal and he made a good recovery, with no permanent sequelae from the ingestion.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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