Condition

Haemochromatosis

Description

Haemochromatosis is mostly defined as iron overload with a hereditary/primary cause, or originating from a metabolic disorder.  However, the term is currently also used more broadly to refer to any form of iron overload, thus requiring specification of the cause, for example, hereditary haemochromatosis. Hereditary haemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive disorder.  Hereditary haemochromatosis is characterized by an accelerated rate of intestinal iron absorption and progressive iron deposition in various tissues that typically begins to be expressed in the third to fifth decades of life, but may occur in children. The most common presentation is hepatic cirrhosis in combination with hypopituitarism, cardiomyopathy, diabetes, arthritis, or hyperpigmentation. Because of the severe sequelae of this disorder if left untreated, and recognizing that treatment is relatively simple, early diagnosis before symptoms or signs appear is important.  In general, the term haemosiderosis is used to indicate the pathological effect of iron accumulation in any given organ, which mainly occurs in the form of haemosiderin.  Sometimes, the simpler term siderosis is used instead. Source: Wikipedia

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Medical centres

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena
Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2 Málaga

Professionals

Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Internal Medicine and Hepatology