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Is it possible that hemochromatosis can cause anemia?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Probably not

Hemochromatosis is caused by the accumulation of excess iron in the body - eventually depositing in the liver, heart and other organs.
Anemia is not a typical sign, although a few rare types of anemia (thalassemia, for example) have caused secondary hemochromatosis.

In brief: Probably not

Hemochromatosis is caused by the accumulation of excess iron in the body - eventually depositing in the liver, heart and other organs.
Anemia is not a typical sign, although a few rare types of anemia (thalassemia, for example) have caused secondary hemochromatosis.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: The treatment can...

Hereditary hemochromatosis, an iron overload syndrome, does not cause anemia.
However, one of the treatments for hemochromatosis (phlebotomy - removal of blood) can cause anemia.

In brief: The treatment can...

Hereditary hemochromatosis, an iron overload syndrome, does not cause anemia.
However, one of the treatments for hemochromatosis (phlebotomy - removal of blood) can cause anemia.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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