Mineralocorticoid status and endocrine dysfunction in severe hemochromatosis.


Selective iron deposition in the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex is observed in hemochromatosis. Hypoaldosteronism should be excluded before starting venesection, to avoid long-term volume depletion. We evaluated the aldosterone status in patients with hemochromatosis. As other endocrine organs can be affected by the disease as well, we… (More)


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@article{Hempenius1999MineralocorticoidSA, title={Mineralocorticoid status and endocrine dysfunction in severe hemochromatosis.}, author={Liesbeth Hempenius and P. Sytze van Dam and Joannes J. M. Marx and H. P. F. Koppeschaar}, journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation}, year={1999}, volume={22 5}, pages={369-76} }