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(Science: haematology) a rare genetic disease that results in the over abundance of iron in the body tissues.

organs affected include the liver, brain, heart and kidneys. Complications include liver dysfunction, diabetes, changes in skin pigmentation, heart problems, arthritis and testicular atrophy.

treatment includes therapeutic venesection on a regular basis.

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Cause of weight loss due to Haemochromatosis - help required

Hi there everyone, I'm new to this forum :D I am presently doing an assignment on haemochromatosis for my medical coursework. I am aware of the symptoms that are associated with this disorder such as jaundice and weight loss. I am curently lost as to how the weight ...

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by nknitro
Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:14 pm
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pre-U bio questions...need help!!!

... in cases of kidney failure. 2.describe the harmful effects of nitrogen-containing fertilisers on aquatic ecosystems 3.suggest y the disease of haemochromatosis -(gene disorder - symptoms due defect in iron metabolism htat result in accumulation of iron in various tissues in the body. gene mutation ...

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by clj
Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:37 pm
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Topic: pre-U bio questions...need help!!!
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