classic hemochromatosis


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Noun1.classic hemochromatosis - inherited form of hemochromatosis
bronzed diabetes, hemochromatosis, iron overload, iron-storage disease - pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
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On the other hand, in patients who carry other sequence variants (Y64N, N144D, N144H, C326Y, and C326S), iron accumulates in the hepatocytes; these patients thus develop clinical signs of iron-induced damage, as in classic hemochromatosis (5,11, 117,122,129,130).