idiopathic hemochromatosis


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Noun1.idiopathic 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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Finch, "Idiopathic hemochromatosis, an iron storage disease.
Evaluation of Computed Tomography in the assessment of liver iron overload:a study of 46 cases of idiopathic hemochromatosis. Gastroenterology 1989; 97: 737-743.
Moreover, in male patients with idiopathic hemochromatosis, testicular atrophy has been suggested to be caused by insufficient secretion of gonadotropins due to the selective accumulation of iron in gonadotropic cells of the pituitary gland [44].
Evidence and mechanism for pectin-reduced intestinal inorganic iron absorption in idiopathic hemochromatosis. Am J Clin Nutr 33;1225-32.

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