Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) (cont.)
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Chelating agents (deferoxamine) have been used to remove iron from the body in patients with hemochromatosis. These agents bind to the iron and remove it from the body. They are not as effective as phlebotomy and are rarely used; however, they can be an option in patients who may suffer concomitantly from anemia and may not tolerate phlebotomy.
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