What is hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Hemochromatosis is the abnormal accumulation of iron in parenchymal organs, leading to organ toxicity. [1] It is the most common autosomal recessive genetic disorder [2] and the most common cause of severe iron overload. [3]


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