Identification of homozygous hemochromatosis subjects by measurement of hepatic iron index.

@article{Summers1990IdentificationOH,
  title={Identification of homozygous hemochromatosis subjects by measurement of hepatic iron index.},
  author={Kim M. Summers and June W. Halliday and Lawrie William Powell},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={20-5}
}
The value of measurement of hepatic iron concentration and determination of the hepatic iron index in distinguishing homozygotes from heterozygotes for hemochromatosis was examined. The study group included 42 homozygotes with an unequivocal diagnosis of hemochromatosis and six individuals who had initial equivocal results but were established as homozygous after extensive follow-up. These were compared with 15 heterozygotes with no sign of increasing body iron stores who had undergone liver… CONTINUE READING

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