Prevalence of C282Y and H63D mutations in the hemochromatosis (HFE) gene in the United States.

Abstract

CONTEXT Population-based estimates of the prevalence of disease-associated mutations, such as hemochromatosis (HFE) gene mutations, are needed to determine the usefulness of genetic screening. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of the HFE mutations C282Y and H63D in the US population. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based study of samples in the DNA… (More)

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