Hemochromatosis

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Hemochromatosis

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The toxic accumulation of iron in organs, which leads to dysfunction in certain organs. These organs can include the liver, bone marrow, pancreas, skin, and testicles. Hemochromatosis is often considered a genetic disorder, with an inherited increase in gut iron absorption, but can also arise as a result of multiple blood transfusions. It affects approximately 1 in 400 individuals of European ancestry.

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