John Olynyk

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Hereditary hemochromatosis

How can I be sure that the patient has hereditary hemochromatosis? The term “hemochromatosis” refers to tissue injury that results from iron overload. More recently, the term “iron overload disease” has been introduced to define disease that is due to iron overload. Hemochromatosis can result from primary (inherited or genetic disorders) or secondary (exogenous administration…

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