Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 19th, 2003
"Juvenile hemochromatosis (JH) is an autosomal recessive disease causing iron overload before age 30 in both sexes. JH is characterised by hypogonadism, growth retardation and cardiomyopathy. Linkage of JH to chromosome lq is established in pedigrees throughout Europe," scientists in England report.
"Studies of 29 patients in 20 families of diverse ethnic origin confirm early-onset iron overload. Neonatal hemochromatosis (NH) is a syndrome of unknown origin characterized by congenital cirrhosis or fulminant hepatitis with hepatic and extra-hepatic iron deposits."
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