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      Serum Ferritin and Hemochromatosis Alleles in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Iron overload, Serum ferritin, Hemochromatosis alleles, Hemodialysis

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          There have been some reports on the risk of developing hemosiderosis in hemodialysis patients when heavily transfused and simultaneously possessing hemochromatosis alleles (HA). We evaluated 99 patients on chronic hemodialysis estimating their serum ferritin (SF) levels, transfusion rate, and prevalence of HLA A3, B7 and B14 alleles, which are considered to be more frequent in idiopathic hemochromatosis. We analyzed the patients as a whole group and also separately as low or high transfusion groups. There was no correlation between the number of HA and the mean SF levels. The presence of HA is not a risk factor for the development of hemosiderosis when excessive transfusions and parenteral iron administration are avoided.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1988
          1988
          09 December 2008
          : 50
          : 3
          : 196-198
          Affiliations
          Department of Nephrology, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Carnaxide, Portugal
          Article
          185157 Nephron 1988;50:196–198
          10.1159/000185157
          3226455
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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