Hemosiderin

What is Hemosiderin?

Hemosiderin is an iron-storage complex. It is always found within cells (as opposed to circulating in blood) and appears to be a complex of ferritin, denatured ferritin and other material. The iron within deposits of hemosiderin is very poorly available to supply iron when needed. Hemosiderin is most commonly found in macrophages and is especially abundant in situations following hemorrhage.

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Since 5 months ago a cluster of brown spots appeared on the side of my pinkie finger. Also, the surrounding area became brownish. They don’t itch...

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Brown spots are likely due to hemosiderin deposition

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I had a rhinoplasty 7 weeks ago and to my surgeons suprise, had severe swelling and bruising around my eyes down to the cheekbone. The color went...

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