What Is Hemochromatosis?

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2. Juvenile hemochromatosis

While hemochromatosis tends to be thought of as hereditary hemochromatosis, it is not the only type. There are at least 3 other varieties of the condition, including juvenile hemochromatosis. This is basically the same thing as hereditary hemochromatosis, except iron begins accumulating in the body at a younger age.

Another variety of the condition is secondary hemochromatosis. This condition is not inherited, but instead means the patient has too much iron because of another medical condition. There is also neonatal hemochromatosis, which is thought to be a type of autoimmune disease. This condition causes iron to accumulate in the liver of an unborn fetus.

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