How is hemochromatosis diagnosed?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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The diagnosis of hemochromatosis is based on clinical features of the disease; these features include diffuse hyperpigmentation, hepatomegaly, and diabetes mellitus accompanied with biochemical abnormalities of iron metabolism and genotypic investigation. [69] Perform early genetic testing or liver biopsy to avoid the complications of hemochromatosis.


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