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Safety and efficacy of total-dose infusion of low molecular weight iron dextran for iron deficiency anemia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

BACKGROUND: Intravenous iron has been suggested as a safe and effective treatment of anemia complicating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Low molecular weight (LMW) iron dextran has the ability to administer the patient's total iron requirement in a single infusion.

AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the total dose of LMW iron dextran infusion for the treatment of iron deficiency in IBD.

METHODS: Fifty IBD patients (27 female, 35 Crohn's disease, 15 ulcerative colitis) were included in the study. Mean +/- standard deviation (SD) hemoglobin and ferritin levels before the infusion were 9.88 +/- 1.42 g/dl and 13.9 +/- 10.9 ng/ml, respectively. A 25-mg test dose was followed by infusion of the total dose of LMW iron dextran based on the iron deficit. Several clinical and laboratory parameters were measured before and on week 4 after infusion.

RESULTS: Four patients (8%) developed adverse reactions during the test infusion and did not receive the total-dose infusion. Only one patient developed an allergic reaction during the total-dose infusion. In the remaining 45 patients, the mean +/- SD iron dose that was given was 1,075 +/- 269 mg. The mean +/- SD elevation of hematocrit and hemoglobin on week 4 was 4.9 +/- 1.9% and 1.7 +/- 0.8 g/dl, respectively. Hematopoietic response was observed in 23 of 45 patients (51.1%).

CONCLUSION: Total parenteral iron replacement with LMW iron dextran is an easy, safe, and effective alternative method for treating iron deficiency anemia in IBD. Harmless adverse reactions may develop in a minority of patients.

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