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Characteristics of the arthropathy described in hereditary haemochromatosis


Hereditary Haemochromatosis is a common inherited disorder, which primarily affects populations of northern European origin. Individuals homozygous for the C282Y mutation in the HFE gene product have up to a 30 percent chance of developing significant disease as a result of iron overload. Arthropathy is arguably the most disabling complication of iron overload in this disorder. Here we review the clinical and pathophysiological aspects of arthropathy in Hereditary Haemochromatosis.




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