Haemochromatosis gene frequency in a control and diabetic Irish population.

  title={Haemochromatosis gene frequency in a control and diabetic Irish population.},
  author={Leanne Kirk and J Bird and Sherif Ramadan and Abdul K Samad and Gbenga Adebayo and Wim Lourens and Jeffery Williams},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  volume={178 1},
BACKGROUND Hereditary haemochromatosis is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Two major mutations have been identified and the condition is emerging as one of the most common recessive mutations among subjects of Northern European descendants. AIM This study investigated the prevalence of C282Y, H63D and S65C (three mutations of clinical significance for haemochromatosis), in a diabetic and control population from the North West of Ireland. METHODS DNA was extracted from whole blood… CONTINUE READING

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