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      HLA Antigens and Serum Ferritin in Hemodialysis Patients

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          The evolution of serum ferritin levels in Ill chronic-hemodialysis patients is prospectively studied. Patients were classified in two groups according to the presence or absence of’hemochromatosis antigens’ (HLA A3, B7 or B14) in their HLA typing. Levels of serum ferritin were similar in both groups before they started dialysis and during the first year. On the contrary, in the second and third hemodialysis years serum ferritin was higher in the group carrying ‘hemochromatosis antigens’. These differences were observed in patients treated with parenteral iron either in the form of transfusions or as intravenous dextran-iron but not in patients receiving oral iron. We conclude that the risk of developing iron overload is greater in hemodialysis patients with HLA A3, B7 or B14. Nevertheless, this potential risk can be minimized with a restrictive policy on the use of parenteral iron (transfusions, intravenous dextran-iron).

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1987
          1987
          05 December 2008
          : 45
          : 2
          : 104-110
          Affiliations
          Department of Nephrology, Centro Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
          Article
          184088 Nephron 1987;45:104–110
          10.1159/000184088
          3561619
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, HLA, Hemosiderosis, Hemochromatosis, Ferritin, Iron overload

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