What is Hemochromatosis?

A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excessive absorption of ingested iron, saturation of iron-binding protein, and deposition of hemosiderin in tissue, particularly in the liver, pancreas, and skin; cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes (bronze diabetes), bronze pigmentation of the skin, and, eventually heart failure may occur; also can result from administration of large amounts of iron orally, by injection, or in forms of blood transfusion therapy.

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I've been tested for hemochromatosis. The result showed that I carry the H63D mutation. My previous blood work showed my iron, serum level of 190,...

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Hemochromatosis is a hereditary (autosomal recessive) condition caused by mutation of gene HFE. The most common mutation...

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I was diagnosed with hemochromatosis last year. Was a compound heterozygote with a family history of the diseases. Liver biopsy confirmed slight...

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C282Y gene testing maybe done. mutation in this gene may confirm the clinical diagnosis of haemochromatosis in...

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If my husband has hemochromotosis and I am a carrier, should our children be tested for the HFE gene?

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