The importance of hemosiderin deposition in the infant brain: an autopsy study


Inanir T. N. , Eren F., Akgoz S., Eren B., Cetin S., Gundogmus U. N. , ...More

HIPPOKRATIA, vol.19, no.2, pp.164-171, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : HIPPOKRATIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.164-171

Abstract

Background/aim: Iron is an essential element involved in many metabolic processes. Presence and accumulation of iron in various body systems can result in different outcomes. Its accumulation in the central nervous system (CNS) cannot be detected routinely by application of hematoxylin-eosin staining. Detection of the presence of hemosiderin in the brain and cerebellum by application of Perls' dye is of importance in cases of infant deaths.