How is the nervous system affected by hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Italian investigators report that alterations in sympathetic nerve traffic may occur in those with genetic hemochromatosis before and after iron depletion therapy. [10] There may be an association with an hyperadrenergic state and a baroreflex alteration, which are reversed by iron depletion and which may increase cardiovascular risk. [10]


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