Hemochromatosis may be aquired or inherited. Hereditary hemochromatosis is classified by type depending on the age of onset and other factors such as genetic cause and mode of inheritance. To learn more about other types of hereditary hemochromatosis click on the disease names below:
The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormal glucose tolerance||-|
|Congestive heart failure||-|
|Elevated hepatic transaminases||-|
|Hyperpigmentation of the skin||-|
|Increased serum ferritin||-|
|Increased serum iron||-|
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Is moderate alcohol consumption harmful for individuals with hemochromatosis? What might cause ferritin levels to increase despite a low-iron diet? See answer