Acute iron intoxication in pregnancy: Case report and review of the literature

Helene Lacoste, Gregory L. Goyert, Lyle S. Goldman, Debra J. Wright, David B. Schwartz

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-501
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume80
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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