Serum iron levels in siderosis due to habitually excessive iron intake.

@article{Higginson1957SerumIL,
  title={Serum iron levels in siderosis due to habitually excessive iron intake.},
  author={John Higginson and K J Keeley and M. A. Andersson and Alexander R P Walker},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1957},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={1723-5}
}
Previous reports from South Africa have drawn attention to the heavy iron intake, and to the high frequency of hemosiderin deposition in the liver and other organs of the indigenous Bantu population (1, 2). In addition, observations in different Bantu population groups have demonstrated elevated levels of serum iron and total iron binding capacity in Bantu adults of both sexes. Saturation is very rarely observed in contrast to findings in idiopathic hemochromatosis (3). In view of these… CONTINUE READING