Survival and causes of death in hemochromatosis. Observations in 163 patients.

@article{Strohmeyer1988SurvivalAC,
  title={Survival and causes of death in hemochromatosis. Observations in 163 patients.},
  author={G{\"u}nther Strohmeyer and Claus Niederau and Wolfgang Stremmel},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1988},
  volume={526},
  pages={245-57}
}
Survival and causes of death were analyzed among 163 patients with hemochromatosis diagnosed between 1959 and 1983. Mean followup was 10.5 +/- 5.6 years (+/- SD). Cumulative survival was 76% at 10 years and 49% at 20 years. Life expectancy was reduced in patients who presented with cirrhosis or diabetes compared to patients who presented without these complications at the time of diagnosis. Patients who could be depleted of iron during the first 18 months of venesection therapy had a markedly… CONTINUE READING

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