Limited reports exist regarding acute iron intoxication during pregnancy. The maternal and fetal effects of accidental or deliberate ingestion of large amounts of iron may be catastrophic. A case report of acute iron intoxication, management strategies, and a review of the literature are presented. The cornerstones of effective therapy are aggressive management with emesis induction or gastric lavage, bicarbonate instillation, vigorous intravenous hydration, and chelation therapy with deferoxamine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|State||Published - Sep 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology