On admission to hospital Caucasian 61 year old male with jaundice was found to have unexplained increased serum iron indices. He had bilateral peripheral arthritis. On further investigation he had grade II hepatocellular iron staining and a hepatic index of 5.4 leading to a diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis. He lacked the common C282Y HFE mutation. We sequenced the complete HFE gene and found that he was heterozygous for a novel single nucleotide deletion (c.del478) in exon 3 of HFE. He...Expand abstract
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A novel HFE mutation (c.del478) results in nonsense-mediated decay of the mutant transcript in a hemochromatosis patient.
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