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hemochromatosis

[¦hē·mō‚krō·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excessive accumulation of iron in the liver and other tissues and by development of severe cirrhosis.
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Risk of cancer by transferrin saturation levels and haemochromatosis genotype: population-based study and meta-analysis.
Whereas anaemia is caused by a lack of iron in the blood, haemochromatosis is when a person has too much iron in their system.
SA research to date has focused on sexual dysfunction and diabetes, [14] haemochromatosis, [9] infertility, [20-22] spinal cord injury [8] and psychiatric conditions.
External quality assurance of molecular analysis of haemochromatosis gene mutations.
The classic example of iron overload syndromes are the haemochromatosis syndromes.
We also perform venosection for patients with genetic haemochromatosis, to save them the long journey to the nearest haematology outpatients--an hour and a half's journey away.
Hereditary haemochromatosis is a genetic multi-organ disorder associated with a polymorphism in the haemochromatosis gene (HFE) (Pietrangelo 2010).
Because of the research activities of hospital scientists, technologists and their postgraduate students, Christchurch pathology is capable, within weeks of a new test being described in an overseas journal (such as mutant DNA for the diagnosis of haemochromatosis, cystic fibrosis or Huntington's chorea), of having the test up and running for the benefit of those in Canterbury and beyond.
The iron-chelating potential of silybin in patients with hereditary haemochromatosis.
In 2006 he had also been diagnosed with the genetic condition, haemochromatosis, had shown signs of early diabetes and was on medication for high blood pressure.
Successful reduction of hepatocellular haemosiderin content in toco toucans (Ramphastos toco) with haemochromatosis by dietary modification.