Effects of excess iron

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  1. Sunday, 26 September 2004 11:14
    The Sunday Telegraph · www.telegraph.co.uk
    PATIENT'S LIVER 'SATURATED' WITH IRON AFTER HOSPITAL CONFUSION OVER
    DOSAGE
    A critic of declining standards in the National Health Service died
    after being given a large overdose of iron by a hospital doctor who did
    not read the instructions on the drug's label properly.

    Carys Pugh, 63, a former president of a patients' association in Wales,
    was taken to casualty at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital after the blunder
    turned her skin brown and "saturated" her liver with iron.

    While she fought for survival in hospital for seven weeks, Mrs Pugh
    suffered a heart attack and contracted deep vein thrombosis in both
    legs, a chest infection and then E.coli. Finally, she suffered a second
    heart attack that killed her.


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