HLA-linked hemochromatosis and other forms of iron overload.


Inherited forms of iron overload are common. HLA-linked hemochromatosis and possibly African iron overload are associated with a significant risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma. Early diagnosis and treatment, before substantial iron overloading occurs, reduces morbidity and mortality. HLA-linked hemochromatosis is easily diagnosed, and routine screening in European-derived populations may be appropriate.

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@article{Bloom1995HLAlinkedHA, title={HLA-linked hemochromatosis and other forms of iron overload.}, author={P D Bloom and V R Gordeuk and A P Macphail}, journal={Dermatologic clinics}, year={1995}, volume={13 1}, pages={57-63} }