Last updated: Saturday, 04, December, 2010
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Acquired disorder, with increased iron stores and risk of progressive organ damage.

For complications, see Haemochromatosis, Table 3 Interpretation of the results of iron studies

Repeated blood transfusion

  • Myelodysplasia
See myelodysplactic syndromes
Iron absorption is also increased, contributing to the iron loading.

Excessive, prolonged iron ingestion and/or administration including

  • Iron therapy
see Iron toxicity