[Genetic diagnostic test for hemochromatosis].

  title={[Genetic diagnostic test for hemochromatosis].},
  author={Dag Erik Undlien and Helge Bell and Hans Erik Heier and Hanne E Akselsen and Erik Thorsby},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={118 2},
Haemochromatosis is an inherited, recessive trait and is among the most common genetic diseases in Norway. It is caused by a pathological increase in the absorption of iron from the intestine. This in turn leads to excessive deposits of iron in the organs of the body, e.g. in the liver and pancreas, with concomitant symptoms and frequently organ failure. The mutated gene (HFE), which causes the vast majority of cases of haemochromatosis, has recently been described in a study from the U.S… CONTINUE READING