Desferal

What is Desferal?

Deferoxamine (also known as desferrioxamine B, desferoxamine B, DFO-B, DFOA, DFB or desferal) is a bacterial siderophore produced by the Actinobacteria Streptomyces pilosus. It has medical applications as a chelating agent used to remove excess iron from the body. The mesylate salt of DFO-B is commercially available.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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Dr Vineet, my name is Daniel Nicolae from Romania. I contacted you because i strongly need your oppinion regarding my blood analysis...

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dear Daneil, although your question is directed to some other doctor, i would like to comment. due to thalassemia, your spleen size will increase....

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Dr Vineet, my name is Daniel Nicolae from Romania. I contacted you because i strongly need your oppinion regarding my blood analysis...

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