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Other Names for this Disease
  • Ceruloplasmin deficiency
  • Familial apoceruloplasmin deficiency
  • Hereditary ceruloplasmin deficiency
  • Hypoceruloplasminemia
  • Systemic hemosiderosis due to aceruloplasminemia
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Aceruloplasminemia is a disorder of iron metabolism.[1] 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.[2] As the condition progresses, movement problems are common, such as tremors, choreaataxia, eyelid twitching, and grimacing.[2] Some experience psychiatric problems and dementia in their 40's and 50's.[2] Eye examination may reveal changes in the retina, but these changes typically do not affect vision.[2] Aceruloplasminemia is caused by mutations in the CP gene and are inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.[2]
Last updated: 8/3/2011


  1. Miyajima H. Aceruloplasminemia. GeneReview. 2003; Accessed 8/3/2011.
  2. Aceruloplasminemia. Genetics Home Reference. 2008; Accessed 8/3/2011.
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