oa South African Medical Journal - Melanin hyperpigmentation in South African Bantu patients with toxic psychosis -the probable role of iron overload
|Article Title||Melanin hyperpigmentation in South African Bantu patients with toxic psychosis -the probable role of iron overload|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychiatry, Johannesburg Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Oct 1972|
|Pages||1639 - 1643|
|Keyword(s)||Biochemistry, Black patients, Iron overload, Melanin hyperpigmentation, Psychiatry and Toxic psychosis|
Skin melanin concentrations were measured by reflectance spectrophotometry in 3 Bantu male groups of 46 toxicpsychosis patients, 36 schizophrenics, and 21 normal subjects; and in 2 White male groups of 25 alcoholic patients with psychiatric disorders, and 27 normal subjects.
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