Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Iron. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stomachiron.html. Accessed May 16th, 2021.
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