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Prevalence of hemochromatosis in Finland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3188989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transferrin saturation was determined in 11,431 men and 10,639 women aged 15 or more drawn from different areas in southern and central Finland and attending a multiphasic health screening examination in 1967-1972. All the 163 men and 66 women with transferrin saturation greater than or equal to 70% at the initial examination and still alive at the end of 1983 were invited to a re-examination. Of the invited persons, 76% attended the re-examination. Transferrin saturation and serum ferritin were the initial screening methods in the re-examination. All persons with suspected hemochromatosis were clinically examined and a laparoscopy was performed. Four men and four women were found with unequivocal hemochromatosis. Only one of these cases was diagnosed beforehand. According to these data the prevalence of hemochromatosis in Finland is about 50/100,000.
M Karlsson; E Ikkala; A Reunanen; H Takkunen; E Vuori; J Mäkinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  224     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-16     Completed Date:  1988-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Ferritins / blood
Follow-Up Studies
Hemochromatosis / epidemiology*
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Transferrin / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
11096-37-0/Transferrin; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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