Iron overload in blacks: Ironing out the issues
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Since the identification of mutations in the hemochromatosis (HFE) gene that are responsible for hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) (1) our understanding of disorders of iron metabolism and the relationship between genotype and phenotype has advanced considerably. In Western countries, most iron overload is caused by mutations in the HFE gene and occurs predominantly in whites, with an incidence of up to one in 200 (2).
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Copyright:||2003 The American College of Gastroenterology|
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