Definition of hemochromatosis in English:


Syllabification: he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌhēməˌkrōməˈtōsis
(British haemochromatosis)


  • A hereditary disorder in which iron salts are deposited in the tissues, leading to liver damage, diabetes mellitus, and bronze discoloration of the skin.
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    • Other signs of hereditary hemochromatosis include diabetes, a weak heart, and problems with glands or joints.
    • If left untreated, however, hereditary hemochromatosis can lead to damaging or even fatal iron overload.
    • Finally, he visits a new doctor who diagnoses him with hereditary hemochromatosis, a genetic disorder common among people of Northern European descent.

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