Neonatal hemochromatosis

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Neonatal hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. This is also called iron overload. Accumulation of iron in the organs is toxic and can cause organ damage. 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 days of life. Babies with the disease may be born very early (premature) or struggle to grow in the womb (intrauterine growth restriction). Symptoms of neonatal hemochromatosis may include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), abnormalities in blood clotting, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), and swelling (edema).

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