10 Hemochromatosis Symptoms

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Symptom #3: Arthropathy

Arthropathy is a term used to describe disease of a joint. In arthropathy, there can be joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion.

In patients with hemochromatosis, arthropathy occurs because of the accumulation of iron in the joint tissues. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, feet, wrists, neck, back, metacarpophalangeal joints, and proximal interphalangeal joints.


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