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Definition / general
- Iron overdose may cause severe gastrointestinal necrosis and stricture
- Therapeutic iron causes brown crystalline iron material in superficial gastric biopsies, often mixed with fibrinoinflammatory exudate
- Usually (83%) associated with erosive or ulcerative mucosal injury, although this may also be due to other disorders (Am J Surg Pathol 1999;23:1241)
- Prussian blue, Perl's iron