What are the clinical manifestations of hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Clinical manifestations of hemochromatosis include the following:

  • Liver disease (hepatomegaly, 13%; cirrhosis, 13%, usually late in the disease)

  • Skin bronzing or hyperpigmentation (70%)

  • Diabetes mellitus (48%)

  • Arthropathy

  • Amenorrhea, impotence, hypogonadism

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis [5]

  • Hair loss

  • Koilonychia (spoon nails)


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