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haemochromatosis

(ˌhiːməʊˌkrəʊməˈtəʊsɪs; ˌhɛm-) or

hemochromatosis

n
(Pathology) pathol a hereditary disease that causes the body to store excess iron leading to damaged organs
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The malignancy has a small association with Von Recklinghausen syndrome and hematochromatosis. [1,2]
The nurse should assist in screening for genetically linked conditions, such as hypertension, hearing loss, heart disease, and arthritis, and also be knowledgeable about conditions with genetic implications, such as hematochromatosis, Huntington's disease, or polycystic kidney disease.