What is the global prevalence of hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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The worldwide frequency of the C282Y is about 1.9% and that of the H63D mutation is about 8.1%. [40] Hemochromatosis has the same prevalence in Europe, Australia, and other Western countries, with the highest prevalence being noted in people of Celtic origin. [41] Hemochromatosis is less common among patients of African descent. [42]


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