Diagnosis and management of hereditary haemochromatosis

@article{Bokhoven2011DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of hereditary haemochromatosis},
  author={M. Bokhoven and C. V. Deursen and D. Swinkels},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={342}
}
#### Summary points Hereditary haemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disease in which increased intestinal absorption of iron causes accumulation in tissues, primarily the liver, sometimes leading to organ damage. Liver deposits may result in cirrhosis and even death. A systematic review has shown that about 0.4% of people of northern European descent have the genetic mutation that increases the risk of developing haemochromatosis,1 but the clinical penetrance of the mutation is… Expand
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