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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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Haemochromatosis: a clinical update for the practising physician.
Haemochromatosis is caused by a faulty gene that affects how the body absorbs iron from food.
Wall, "Transplantation of a donor liver with haemochromatosis: Evidence against an inherited intrahepatic defect," Gut, vol.
Walsh, "Concurrent hereditary haemochromatosis and idiopathic Parkinson's disease: a case report series," Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol.
Call et al., "The gene TFR2 is mutated in a new type of haemochromatosis mapping to 7q22," Nature Genetics, vol.
Sheldon, Haemochromatosis, Oxford University Press, 1935.
Later settlers with copper working skills arrived from the steppes of southern Russia, bringing a tolerance for milk in adulthood, blue eyes and the inherited blood disorder haemochromatosis - which is common enough in Ireland to be known as Celtic disease.
Demanding pure motives for donation: the moral acceptability of blood donations by haemochromatosis patients.
Family flowers only please, any donations to Haemochromatosis Society c/o Thomas Bragg & Sons, 562 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 4AY.
The most common cause of iron overload is haemochromatosis which damages body organs (Pietrangelo et al.
Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to The Haemochromatosis Society.