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Is hemochromatosis considered dominant or considered recessive?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Recessive (sort of)

The common genetic defect in the hfe gene for phenotypic hemochromatosis is the c282y/c282y homozygous.
However other defects other than c282y can lead to hemochromatosis. C282y heterozgyotes with hhc are though to posses another unclassified defect.

In brief: Recessive (sort of)

The common genetic defect in the hfe gene for phenotypic hemochromatosis is the c282y/c282y homozygous.
However other defects other than c282y can lead to hemochromatosis. C282y heterozgyotes with hhc are though to posses another unclassified defect.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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