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Neonatal hemochromatosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Giant Cell Hepatitis (formerly)
  • Hemochromatosis neonatal
  • Idiopathic neonatal Hemochromatosis
  • Neonatal hepatitis (formerly)
  • NH
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Neonatal hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. In this form of hemochromatosis the iron overload begins before birth. This disease tends to progress rapidly and is characterized by liver damage that is apparent at birth or in the first day of life.[1]

There are a number of other forms of hemochromatosis. To learn more about these other forms click on the disease names listed below:

Hemochromatosis type 1
Hemochromatosis type 2
Hemochromatosis type 3
Hemochromatosis type 4

Last updated: 11/21/2010


  1. Hemochromatosis. Genetics Home Reference. 2006; . Accessed 8/10/2011.
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  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Neonatal hemochromatosis. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Neonatal hemochromatosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.