Idiopathic hemochromatosis (IHC)

@article{Jones1983IdiopathicH,
  title={Idiopathic hemochromatosis (IHC)},
  author={H. Jones and E. Hedley‐Whyte},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1983},
  volume={33},
  pages={1479 - 1479}
}
Idiopathic hemochromatosis (IHC) is a genetically determined impairment in control of iron absorption that results in excessive parenchymal iron deposition, particularly in the liver. Of patients with IHC, 50% have little or no chemical evidence of liver dysfunction. Cirrhosis may be clinically occult, but still cause a syndrome of chronic hepatocerebral degeneration. Two patients are reported with IHC and a syndrome of ataxia, rigidity, myoclonic jerks, and dementia. Other associated symptoms… Expand
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