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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999


Iron Loading and Disease Surveillance

Eugene D. WeinbergComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

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Table 1

Iron loading in specific tissues and increased risk for disease

Tissue type Disease
Alveolar macrophages Pulmonary neoplasia and infection
Anterior pituitary Gonadal and growth dysfunction
Aorta; carotid and coronary arteries Atherosclerosis
Colorectal mucosa Adenoma, carcinoma
Heart Arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy
Infant intestine Botulism, salmonellosis, sudden death
Joints Arthropathy
Liver Viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, carcinoma
Macrophages Intracellular infections
Pancreas Acinar and beta cell necrosis, carcinoma
Plasma and lymph Extracellular infections
Skeletal system Osteoporosis
Skin Leprosy, melanoma
Soft tissue Sarcoma
Substantia nigra Parkinson's disease

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