Iron chelation therapy needed for serum ferritin overloaded patients of beta thalassemia major

  • Wasim Muhammad | Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Ishaq Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad J. Khan Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Umair Ahmad Department of Medical Lab Technology, University of Haripur, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Waseem Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Science, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


The main objective of the current study is to evaluate the level and overload of serum ferritin in multi-transfused beta Thalassemia major patients. There is an earnest need to defend the chelation treatment and to make mindfulness about the results of serum ferritin in the patients beta Thalassemia major. This is a Cross sectional analytical study performed in Fatimid foundation Hayatabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Those patients who has beta thalassemia major are included in this study. In this study there are total 108 patients in which 54 males and 54 females. The highest mean of serum ferritin level in the category of male was in the age of 12 years were finds 8160.5 ng/mL. Among the female the highest mean of ferritin level was in the age of 17 years were finds 13,349.5 ng/mL. In this study majority of patient’s revealed much high levels of serum ferritin. These levels reveal insufficient chelation. Appropriate chelation of iron load can improve the quality of the life of these patients. The low level of education, Poverty problems, and insufficient health care facility of are the main obstacle in the effective management of ferritin overload in thalassemia patients.



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Serum ferritin level, iron overload, iron chelation, beta thalassemia major.
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Muhammad, W., Ishaq, M., Khan, M. J., Ahmad, U., & Waseem, M. (2021). Iron chelation therapy needed for serum ferritin overloaded patients of beta thalassemia major. Thalassemia Reports, 11(1).