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Hemochromatosis

Bone manifestations of hemochromatosis

07/06/2009

Question:

a patient with this disorder has had a nl liver bx, but a hip joint is affected -both clinically and on mri-femoral heaavascular necrosis. He lives in ohio-cleveland specifically. Should other joints be screened? Is there an orthopedist specializing in or with advanced knowledge of how this disease manifests in bone in the cleveland area?

Answer:

To my knowledge, no such relationship exists. You need to look elsewhere for causes. There are multiple other causes, but iron overload is not one of them.

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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