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Hemochromatosis

H63D

11/06/2008

Question:

Is there any difference in the types of genes I have the 2 mutation H63D gene. My doctor says the gene I have usually causes less problems is this true are they differences in each gene thank you for your time

Answer:

What is important regarding hemochromatosis treatment is the degree of iron overload, so we want to maintain a ferritin in the normal range, regardless of genotype. It's really more dependent upon the degree of iron that is on board, not the genotype.

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Response by:

Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University