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Clinical Features of Hemochromatosis (Bronze Diabetes)

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Gastroenterology

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Description:

In hereditary hemochromatosis, there is an abnormality of iron absorption in the duodenum, resulting in an abnormal accumulation of iron within the body. The iron accumulates in many organs, but those in liver, pancreas and heart are most important and may eventually result in cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus and/or cardiomyopathy.

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