Iron and Iron Deficiency (cont.)
Iron Overload and Hemochromatosis
Iron overload is the accumulation of excess iron in body tissues.
Hemochromatosis is the disease resulting from significant iron overload.
Hemochromatosis can have genetic and non-genetic causes.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Iron and Iron Deficiency.
Last Editorial Review: 5/4/2011
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