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[Cases of the aspiration of iron containiny tables]

BAKTAI György1, SÁRVÁRI Katalin1, KOVÁCS Lajos1, MÁRIALIGETI Tivadar1, NAGY Zsuzsanna1, SÉLLYEI Erzsébet1

JULY 29, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(07)

[Oral administration of ferrous salts is common in infancy and childhood in curing iron deficiency anaemia. The damage in the bronchi caused by the widely used iron containing tablet, Tardyferon bébé and its consequences are discussed through three cases and reviewing the literature. The children were jounger then half year at the time of aspiration. The observation time lasted from the aspiration 35, 44 and 74 month respectively. The right side was attached, mainly. The course of the illness was complicated with a vascular ring anomaly in one case. After the reconsturction revealed the severe stenosis of the stem bronchus, the resection of the right lower and middle lobe seems to be the possible solution. The stenosis of the right main bronchus, the stem bronchus and lower lobe bronchus has shown the signs of improvement in the other two cases. Besides the case histories the possibilities of the therapy and the need of other forms than tablets and capsules in iron treatment are to be discussed. In conclusion it seems to be evident that iron containing tablets and capsules should not be indicated for the treatment of iron deficinecy anemia under 3 years. ]


  1. Szabadsághegyi Gyermekgyógyintézet Bronchológiai Osztály Budapest



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