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Prognostic factors and survival in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis and cirrhosis.

Authors
  • Beaton, Melanie D
  • Adams, Paul C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
257–260
Identifiers
PMID: 16609753
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with hereditary hemochromatosis and cirrhosis are at significant risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma. These patients are older when diagnosed with carcinoma and may have poorer survival following transplantation than patients with other causes of liver disease. Early diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemochromatosis by preventing the development of cirrhosis may reduce the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the future.

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