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Title
[The morphological changes in the internal organs in hemochromatosis]
Author
Pigolkin IuI; Osipenkova TK
Source
Sud Med Ekspert, 41(2):20-2 1998 Mar-Apr
Abstract
Visceral changes were studied by histological and electron-microscopic methods in cadavers of 18 subjects dead from hemochromatosis. Pronounced visceral changes in all cases represented a characteristic tetrad of signs: bronze-colored skin, pigmentary cirrhosis of the liver, involvement of the pancreas, and cardiomyopathy. In forensic medical practice hemochromatosis can be found in subjects who were probably genetically predisposed to it and, as a rule, had a history of alcohol abuse. Among the numerous complications of the disease, the most incident are cardiac pathology (dilatation cardiomyopathy) and diabetes mellitus with concomitant intoxications caused by various inflammations.
Language
Rus
Unique Identifier
98271183


MESH Headings
Autopsy ; Cause of Death ; English Abstract ; Female ; Heart Failure, Congestive PA ; Hemochromatosis MO/*PA ; Human ; Male ; Microscopy, Electron ; Viscera *UL


Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0039-4521
Country of Publication
RUSSIA

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