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Hemochromatosis type 4

Disease definition

Hemochromatosis type 4 (also called ferroportin disease) is a 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):
    • Autosomal dominant hereditary hemochromatosis
    • Ferroportin disease
    • Hemochromatosis due to defect in ferroportin
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: E83.1
  • OMIM: 606069
  • UMLS: C1853733
  • MeSH: C537249
  • GARD: 10094
  • MedDRA: -

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