Table 3

Histologic findings in 30 African American subjects with heavy liver iron staining1

Age, years

Sex

Hepatocyte iron grade

Kupffer cell iron grade

Steatosis

Inflammation

Fibrosis/cirrhosis


26

M

3

1

0

0

0

27

M

1

3

0

0

0

28

M

3

0

0

0

0

29

M

3

0

0

0

0

30

M

3

1

0

0

0

34

M

3

0

0

0

0

34

M

0

3

0

0

0

37

M

3

2

+

+

0

37

M

3

1

+

+

0

39

M

3

1

0

0

0

39

M

3

1

0

+

+

40

M

2

3

+

+

0

42

M

3

0

0

0

0

43

M

3

0

0

0

0

44

M

4

1

0

+

0

44

M

4

0

0

+

+2

46

M

3

0

0

+

0

49

M

3

0

0

0

0

50

M

1

3

0

+

0

52

M

3

0

+

+

+

55

M

3

0

0

0

0

59

M

3

0

+

+

0

59

M

0

3

0

+

+

63

M

3

1

+

+

+

67

M

2

3

0

+

+

91

M

3

0

+

+

+2

33

F

3

3

0

0

0

50

F

4

0

0

+

+2

51

F

3

0

+

+

+

54

F

3

0

0

0

0


1 Heavy iron staining was defined as hepatocyte iron grade of 3 or 4, or Kupffer cell iron grade of 3. Steatosis, inflammation, and fibrosis/cirrhosis were assessed as described in detail elsewhere [8]; these abnormalities were graded as absent (0) or present (+).

2 These subjects had hepatic cirrhosis [8].

Barton et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2005 5:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-5-2

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