oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Nutritional siderosis in Ghana

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In Ghana siderosis is not uncommon. The distribution of iron pigment in the organs is mainly reticuloendothelial, but a predominantly parenchymal type does occur. Severe siderosis can occur in the absence of cirrhosis and pancreatic lesions, but it is not uncommon to find a pigmentary cirrhosis associated with pancreatic lesions. The incidence of pigmentary cirrhosis in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus is high. It is suggested that two types of iron metabolism are occurring in Ghana and that this is responsible for the differing pathological findings descriptionbed.

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