Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic neonatal Hemochromatosis
- Neonatal hepatitis (formerly)
- Giant Cell Hepatitis (formerly)
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Neonatal hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. In this form of hemochromatosis the iron overload begins before birth. This disease tends to progress rapidly and is characterized by liver damage that is apparent at birth or in the first day of life.
There are a number of other forms of hemochromatosis. To learn more about these other forms click on the disease names listed below:
Last updated: 11/21/2010
- Hemochromatosis. Genetics Home Reference. 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=hemochromatosis . Accessed 8/10/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Neonatal hemochromatosis. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Neonatal hemochromatosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.