[Haemochromatoses. New understanding, new treatments].

@article{Brissot2009HaemochromatosesNU,
  title={[Haemochromatoses. New understanding, new treatments].},
  author={Pierre Brissot},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 8-9},
  pages={859-67}
}
Haemochromatoses encompass a variety of genetic iron overload diseases. The most frequent entity remains HFE-related haemochromatosis. The other syndromes include diseases related to mutations of the hemojuvelin, hepcidin, transferrin receptor 2 and ferroportin genes. Iron excess is due to deficiencies in either hepcidin or ferroportin, the two key regulatory proteins of iron metabolism. Diagnosis rests essentially upon non invasive clinical, biological and imaging criteria. The mainstay of… CONTINUE READING

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