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Haemochromatosis

K.J. Allen

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.1258

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Haemochromatosis

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Hereditary haemochromatosis is an inherited iron storage disorder in which altered iron metabolism leads to an increase in intestinal iron absorption. This results in a progressive accumulation of body iron stores particularly in the liver, heart, pancreas, and pituitary. The excess iron deposited in tissues may result in cirrhosis, diabetes, cardiac failure and arrhythmias, hypogonadism, arthritis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and a shortened life expectancy.

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