|Hemochromatosis (Code C84481)|
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Preferred Name: Hemochromatosis
Definition: An inherited metabolic disorder characterized by iron accumulation in the tissues.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A condition in which the body takes up and stores more iron than it needs. The extra iron is stored in the liver, heart, and pancreas, which may cause liver disease, heart problems, organ failure, and cancer. It may also cause bronze skin, diabetes, pain in the joints and abdomen, tiredness, and impotence. Hemochromatosis may be inherited, or it may be caused by blood transfusions.
NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0018995 (see NCI Metathesaurus info)
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