Hereditary hemochromatosis of tongue.

  title={Hereditary hemochromatosis of tongue.},
  author={Hessa Al Wayli and Sanjay Rastogi and Neha Verma},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={111 1},
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) refers to several inherited disorders of iron metabolism leading to tissue iron overload. Classical HH is associated with mutations in HFE (C282Y homozygotes or C282Y/H63D compound heterozygotes) and is almost exclusively found in populations of northern European descent. Non-HFE-associated HH is caused by mutations in other recently identified genes involved in iron metabolism. Hepcidin is an iron regulatory hormone that inhibits ferroportin-mediated iron export… CONTINUE READING
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