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Were you looking for information about Hemochromatosis? Hemachromatosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
People who have hemochromatosis have a condition that occurs when the intestines absorb more iron than they normally should. Over time, this causes the organs of the body to store large amounts of iron, which may lead to damage to these organs. Hemochromatosis can happen because of certain medical conditions, such as thalassemia or sideroblastic anemia. However, the most common form in the United States is an inherited condition called hereditary hemochromatosis. Treatment typically involves removing a pint of blood once or twice a week for several months or longer.
(Click Hemochromatosis for more detail on how a healthcare provider may diagnose hemochromatosis and information on possible symptoms and treatment options. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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