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Hemochromatosis type 1

HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis (HFE-HH) is characterized by inappropriately high absorption of iron by the gastrointestinal mucosa. The phenotypic spectrum of HFE-HH is now recognized to include: Those with clinical HFE-HH, in which manifestations of end-organ damage secondary to iron storage are present; Those with biochemical HFE-HH, in which the only evidence of iron overload is increased transferrin-iron saturation and increased serum ferritin concentration; Non-expressing p.Cys282Tyr homozygotes, in whom neither clinical manifestations of HFE-HH nor iron overload is present. Clinical HFE-HH is characterized by excessive storage of iron in the liver, skin, pancreas, heart, joints, and testes. In untreated individuals, early symptoms may include: abdominal pain, weakness, lethargy, and weight loss; the risk of cirrhosis is significantly increased when the serum ferritin is higher than 1,000 ng/mL; other findings may include progressive increase in skin pigmentation, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and/or arrhythmias, arthritis, and hypogonadism. Clinical HFE-HH is more common in men than women. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
854011
Concept ID:
C3469186
Disease or Syndrome
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Hemochromatosis type 3

TFR2-related hereditary hemochromatosis (TFR2-HHC) is characterized by increased intestinal iron absorption resulting in iron accumulation in the liver, heart, pancreas, and endocrine organs. Age of onset is earlier than in HFE-associated HHC. The majority of individuals present with signs and symptoms of iron overload in the third decade (e.g., weakness, fatigue, abdominal pain, hepatomegaly, arthritis, arthralgia, progressive increase in skin pigmentation). Others present as young adults with nonspecific symptoms and abnormal serum iron studies or as adults with abnormal serum iron studies and signs of organ involvement including cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, and arthropathy. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
388114
Concept ID:
C1858664
Disease or Syndrome
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Hereditary hemochromatosis

HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis (HFE-HH) is characterized by inappropriately high absorption of iron by the gastrointestinal mucosa. The phenotypic spectrum of HFE-HH is now recognized to include: Those with clinical HFE-HH, in which manifestations of end-organ damage secondary to iron storage are present; Those with biochemical HFE-HH, in which the only evidence of iron overload is increased transferrin-iron saturation and increased serum ferritin concentration; Non-expressing p.Cys282Tyr homozygotes, in whom neither clinical manifestations of HFE-HH nor iron overload is present. Clinical HFE-HH is characterized by excessive storage of iron in the liver, skin, pancreas, heart, joints, and testes. In untreated individuals, early symptoms may include: abdominal pain, weakness, lethargy, and weight loss; the risk of cirrhosis is significantly increased when the serum ferritin is higher than 1,000 ng/mL; other findings may include progressive increase in skin pigmentation, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and/or arrhythmias, arthritis, and hypogonadism. Clinical HFE-HH is more common in men than women. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
140272
Concept ID:
C0392514
Disease or Syndrome
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