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


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… (More)


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