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What is hemochromatosis?

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Hemochromatosis is a disease in which deposits of iron collect in the liver and other organs. The primary form of this disease is one of the most common inherited diseases in the U.S. A secondary form of hemochromatosis isn't genetic and is caused by other diseases, such as thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder that causes anemia.

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