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Hemochromatosis type 2

Disease definition

Hemochromatosis type 2 (juvenile) is the early-onset and most severe form of rare hereditary hemochromatosis (HH; see this term), a group of diseases characterized by excessive tissue iron deposition of genetic origin.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Juvenile hemochromatosis
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: E83.1
  • OMIM: 602390  613313
  • UMLS: C0268060
  • MeSH: C537247
  • GARD: 10092
  • MedDRA: -

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