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A 43-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my dad has niemann pick's disease type c and also hemochromatosis.?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Love him: Hemochromatosis is deadly if missed but very easy to manage. Niemann-Pick's C is getting picked up more often. See whether Dad wants to try to get into a study -- your physician can offer guidance. He's fortunate to have a youngster who cares. Best wishes.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned if my father has niemann pick's disease type c and also hemochromatosis.?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Your dad has a storage disease that may cause trouble, and if his hemochromatosis is primary, he'll need to get rid of the iron by phlebotomy -- easy enough. If you mean "concerned about your own health", if your parents aren't close blood relatives you're unlikely to get niemann pick's, but the hemochromatosis gene is quite common and it's worth screening you just like everybody else.
A 41-year-old member asked:

My father has niemann pick's disease type c and also hemochromatosis. What can you tell me about these conditions?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hard and easy: Coincidence. Niemann-Pick is a genetic disease of variable severity. Hemochromatosis is a very common disease in which storage iron is increased; it is extremely easy to manage by phlebotomy. There's a new orphan drug that may be available to manage Nieman-Pick. Best wishes.

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