How is the iron-overload phenotype of hemochromatosis characterized?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Although relatively few cases have been described to date, the iron-overload phenotype associated with mutations in the gene encoding transferrin receptor 2 (TfR2) appears to be very similar to that of classic HFE -related hemochromatosis.


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