hemochromatosis


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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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The liver had hemochromatosis characterized by severe portal, perisinusoidal, and bridging fibrosis associated with nodular and hepatocellular hemosiderosis, and hepatocellular necrosis and nuclear hypertrophy.
Another study also found that probands with hereditary hemochromatosis and ferritin concentrations >1000 [micro]g/L had increased risk of early death (12).
The term hemochromatosis encompasses all diseases with iron accumulation disorders.
But only those who inherit two C282Y mutations, one from their mother and one from their father, are at risk for hemochromatosis, which is full-blown iron overload.
Abnormal deposition of iron and/or other paramagnetic elements in the CNS also occurs in other hereditary disorders such as hemochromatosis, Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, and Wilson's disease.
Hereditary hemochromatosis is a systemic metabolic disease in which aberrant and excessive iron absorption leads to pathologic accumulation in multiple organs, most commonly the liver, heart, gonads, skin, and pancreas.
Similarly in Neonatal Hemochromatosis the mother produces antibodies that attack and destroy the liver of her unborn child, for reasons that are still unknown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Hemochromatosis Society, 4044 W.
Known for its unparalleled turnaround time and distinctive focus on genetic counseling and education, the company's major areas of testing currently include inherited hypercoagulability, celiac disease, hemochromatosis, cystic fibrosis, and fragile X syndrome.
OBJECTIVE: To detect hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) in low-income residents of a medically underserved region through free screening and confirmatory laboratory testing and to raise awareness of HH in the general population.
The patient received frequent blood transfusions and monthly intravenous deferoxamine for secondary hemochromatosis.
Davis was diagnosed in May with hemochromatosis, a rare blood condition that develops when too much iron builds up in a person's body, and can cause severe organ damage.