Please Note - High Iron levels and Fever

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Offline Sharmin

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Please Note - High Iron levels and Fever
« on: October 13, 2008, 05:29:50 AM »
If you have high liver iron concentration - above 2000 - you must always seek attention if you have a fever. 
Any fever MUST be reported to doctors immediately and treated!!  High iron levels can harbor infection in the body and hamper the body's ability to fight it.   

This point was repeatedly stressed to us in Oakland - to be cautious of fever.  Our son's iron levels at the time were 2880 - and these levels were considered high enough that we were told to be careful in case of fever. 

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Offline cherieann

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Re: Please Note - High Iron levels and Fever
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 06:42:08 AM »
Thank you Sharmin for the info.
I was always told to my doctor know when I get fevers but I just thought that was because of the thalassaemia.
Now I know to be very careful especially while my ferritin is in the 3000+ region. :-\
I appreciate the info
Cherieann
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Offline sahil

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Re: Please Note - High Iron levels and Fever
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 12:58:02 PM »
Two more things to add-

1- Fever shouldn't be taken easily if a thal is splenectomized (removed spleen). Always consult your doc who has knowledge about thalassemia. Antibiotics should be brought into play on doctors prescription.

2- Fever & Diarrhea together are very dangerous. I've lost two of my thal friends in the same condition.

Please take care all and consult your doctor for every damn thing. Don't consume medicines on your own. And don't take anything lightly.

Life is precious!!


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Offline Sharmin

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Re: Please Note - High Iron levels and Fever
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 04:10:49 PM »
Thanks Sahil,

That information should help a lot of people! 
It is so great to have you back!!

Sharmin
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