Hemochromatosis

Background

  • Accumulation of iron in the body
  • Most commonly due to hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) or iron overload from transfusion
    • Hereditary hemochromatosis most common in people of Celtic ancestry
  • AKA "bronze diabetes"

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • Serum ferritin:
    • >300 ng/mL in males and postmenopausal women
    • >150 - 200 ng/mL in premenopausal women

Management

Disposition

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