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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Hemochromatosis is a (most commonly)genetic disorder that disrupts the body's iron absorption. Hemochromatosis This occurs when the body takes in too much iron.It is also called 'excess iron' or 'iron overload'. Hemochromatosis is rare. In the USA, there are only about 20-200thousand cases per year. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, abnormal heart rhythm or enlarged heart, fatigue, reduced hormone production, lethargy, darkening of the skin, organ dysfunction, cirrhosis of liver, diabetes, or arthritis. 1. 2. 3. Phlebotomy is the number-one recommended treatmentfor hemochromatosis. Age, sex, and the length of time one has had hemochromatosis can affect how long the treatment may take. There are 4 types of hemochromatosis;primary, secondary, juvenile, and neonatal. Primary HH is caused by a mutation in the HFE gene. Secondary HH is caused by anyof numerous conditions that are not a mutation. Juvenile HH appears at a much younger age and results from a different gene's mutation, and neonatal HH is seen only in infants. www.pixshark.com http://www.cdc.gov http://www.healthline.com 4. 5. 6. Two tests are usually administered to diagnose hemochromatosis. These testsmeasure transferrin saturation (TS) and serum ferritin (SF) levels. Famous actor Steven McQueenhad hemochromatosis. There isalso evidence that hemochroma-tosis was the cause of Ludwig vanBeethoven's liver chirrosis, whichwas the cause of his death. 7. 8. by Lucas Lindenmuth
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