Hemochromatosis

Aurora Parodi, Franco Rongioletti

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Abstract

Hemochromatosis is an iron-overload syndrome that includes a hereditary and an acquired form The main cutaneous manifestations are a brownish bronze to slate gray hyperpigmentation due to hemosiderin deposition, hair loss most commonly involving the pubic region, koilonychias, icthyosiform alterations, and generalized pruritus Hyperpigmentation is a very important diagnostic sign, as early treatment with phlebotomy and chelating agents improve the prognosis significantly and even reverses the systemic and skin manifestations

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages91-93
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607611806
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Acquired hemochromatosis
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Iron-overload syndrome
  • Skin hyperpig-mentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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