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Raised iron is not associated with hemochromatosis
Hemochromatosis is one of the causes of iron overload. It is a genetic condition. A diagonosis of hemochromatosis is made only after testing for HFE gene.
Iron overload is seen in:
1. People treated with multiple blood transfusions for thallasemia major, sickle cell disease
, other red blood cell disorders.
2. Food cooked in iron utensils,
3. Excessive iron in diet leading to iron poisoning
4. Aceruloplaminaemis, low levels of transferrin
in blood, porphyria
cutae tarda, etc.
If the elevation of iron level only marginal, then you can get it repeated after few days once the above mentioned causes are ruled out.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal