Pediatric Hemochromatosis


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What is Pediatric Hemochromatosis?

Hemochromatosis is an inherited condition that causes the body to absorb too much iron from foods.

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What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Hemochromatosis?

Early symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Pain in the joints
  • Weakness

Later symptoms

How is Pediatric Hemochromatosis diagnosed?

Hemochromatosis is a condition that is present at birth (congenital), but is typically not diagnosed until later in life – generally around age 50 or 60. Hemochromatosis is, however, sometimes diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30. This is known as juvenile hemochromatosis.

In a person with this condition, the body absorbs too much iron from foods. In turn, that extra iron is stored in the organs, including the liver, heart and pancreas. Extra iron in these organs can cause serious problems, such as liver disease, heart problems and diabetes.

What are the causes of Pediatric Hemochromatosis?

Hemochromatosis is hereditary (passed down in families) through a mutated gene.

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