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Hereditary Hemochromatosis

An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis



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Clinical Presentation

Slide 14

January 2009

The early stages of hemochromatosis are asymptomatic. Frequently, the disease is found by serendipitous evaluation of iron. Hemochromatosis is often suspected when transferrin iron saturation is > 45% and ferritin is > 1000 µg/L. The advanced stage of the disease is indicated when hepatic transaminase concentrations become elevated. Common symptoms of the disease are fatigue, non‑inflammatory osteoarthritis, hypogonadism, diabetes, and skin bronzing.

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