Review of Iron-Overdose in Pediatric Patients
The occurrence of iron overdose in children remains a prevalent occurrence in the United States despite efforts to combat this issue. This review discusses the mechanism behind iron poisoning, the presentation of toxic effects, and available treatment options after a potential poisoning has occurred. Keeping this information in mind when discussing iron- therapy with patients who have children at home is important. Parents and guardians of children should be made aware to contact poison control, 911, or bring their child to the nearest hospital.