Iron overload in kidney transplants: prospective analysis of biochemical and genetic markers.

@article{Lorenz2005IronOI,
  title={Iron overload in kidney transplants: prospective analysis of biochemical and genetic markers.},
  author={Matthias W. Lorenz and Josef Kletzmayr and Andrea Huber and Walter Hermann H{\"o}rl and Gere Sunder-Plassmann and Manuela F{\"o}dinger},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={691-7}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of iron overload and the influence of mutations in the HFE and TRF2 gene on biochemical markers of iron overload among renal transplant patients is unknown. METHODS Serum iron, ferritin, transferrin saturation (TSAT), and liver function parameters were analyzed in a cohort of 438 renal transplants. In patients with iron overload, the time course of biochemical markers of iron status as well as the influence of iron loading mutations was investigated during a time… CONTINUE READING