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Minor Salivary Gland Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Neonatal Hemochromatosis (NH)

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

In neonatal hemochromatosis (NH) there is extensive hepatic injury due to alloimmune maternal antibodies (gestational alloimmune liver disease or GALD). This results in siderosis with iron deposition in many organs, including salivary glands. Biopsy of a minor salivary gland can be helpful in making the diagnosis.

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