Idiopathic hemochromatosis, an interim report.

  title={Idiopathic hemochromatosis, an interim report.},
  author={M S Milder and James D. Cook and S M Stray and Clement A. Finch},
  volume={59 1},
Experience over the last 20 years with 34 patients with idiopathic hemochromatosis is summarized and the literature is reviewed. Methods are now available which are highly effective in the diagnosis of iron overload and virtually all diagnoses are made antemortem. The nature of the disease has changed through the removal of iron by phlebotomy. Early deaths are limited to patients with severe and rapidly progressive heart disease and to those presenting with neoplasm. The major mortality has… CONTINUE READING