Dietary iron overload in southern African rural blacks.

  title={Dietary iron overload in southern African rural blacks.},
  author={Benjamin M. Friedman and Roy D. Baynes and Thomas H. Bothwell and Victor R Gordeuk and Bill MacFarlane and R D Lamparelli and Emma J. Robinson and Rukhsana Sher and S D Hamberg},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={78 6},
A survey conducted in rural southern African black subjects indicated that dietary iron overload remains a major health problem. A full blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum concentrations of iron, total iron-binding capacity, ferritin, C-reactive protein (CRP), gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and serological screening for hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were carried out in 370 subjects (214 inpatients and 156 ambulatory Mozambican refugees). The fact… CONTINUE READING