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Hemochromatosis

  • By: Angela J. Garner MD
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Hemochromatosis is a disorder that interferes with iron metabolism, which results in the excessive accumulation of iron in the body. This abnormal buildup of iron is toxic to the body and can cause damage to the organs. Hereditary hemochromatosis is one ...

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