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haemochromatosis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Seventh edition

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198788454
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191830358
haemochromatosis n.

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a hereditary (autosomal recessive) disorder in which there is excessive absorption and storage of iron. This leads to damage of many organs, including the liver, pancreas, and endocrine glands. The main features are a bronze colour of the skin, diabetes, and liver failure. ...

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