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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-157
Deferiprone-induced arthropathy in thalassemia: MRI findings in a case

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi-110 002, India

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Gyan Chand
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.50839

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Arthropathy is a well known side effect of the iron chelator deferiprone (L1); however, the imaging findings in deferiprone-induced arthropathy are not well known. In this article, we describe the typical radiographic and MRI findings in a patient receiving regular blood transfusions who developed arthropathy after long-term therapy with the oral iron chelator deferiprone (L1). Deferiprone primarily affects the articular cartilage and the changes include synovial thickening, articular cartilage thickening, and subchondral bone erosions.

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