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Other Names for this Disease
- Ceruloplasmin deficiency
- Familial apoceruloplasmin deficiency
- Hereditary ceruloplasmin deficiency
- Systemic hemosiderosis due to aceruloplasminemia
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 This disorder causes iron to build-up in the body. Signs and symptoms begin in adulthood. People with this disorder tend to develop anemia and diabetes in their 20's. As the condition progresses, movement problems are common, such as tremors, chorea, ataxia, eyelid twitching, and grimacing. Some experience psychiatric problems and dementia in their 40's and 50's. Eye examination may reveal changes in the retina, but these changes typically do not affect vision. Aceruloplasminemia is caused by mutations in the CP gene and are inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Aceruloplasminemia is a disorder of iron metabolism.
Last updated: 8/3/2011
- Miyajima H. Aceruloplasminemia. GeneReview. 2003; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1493. Accessed 8/3/2011.
- Aceruloplasminemia. Genetic Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=aceruloplasminemia. Accessed 8/3/2011.
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