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 report reviews key players involved Hemochromatosis therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
Evaluation of Computed Tomography in the assessment of liver iron overload:a study of 46 cases of idiopathic hemochromatosis.
Recognition and management of hereditary hemochromatosis.
In addition, there have been very few reported cases of hemochromatosis with this genotype.
Luckily, "only about half the people who inherit two C282Y mutations develop any degree of iron loading," says Bacon, who served on a panel that recently issued new guidelines for diagnosing and treating hemochromatosis.
Hemochromatosis has been associated more recently with mutations at the hemojuvelin (HJV), hepcidin (HAMP) and transferrin receptor 2 (TFR2) genes.
Research using animal models of hemochromatosis (9) is under way to better understand susceptibility to infection with bacteria attenuated as a result of defects in iron acquisition.
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.
High-dose iron supplements may help, but get tested for hemochromatosis first.
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.