Primary hemochromatosis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Diabetes mellitus. Ferritin >2000 ng/ml. Brownish complexion.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Complete signal loss of the liver parenchyma in all sequences due to iron overlaod. The spleen is not affected (as would be the case in non-hereditary hemosiderosis)

Case Discussion

Primary haemochromatosis patients with ferritin levels >1000 ng/mL are at an increased risk of developing liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 18558
Published: 12th Jul 2012
Last edited: 8th Jul 2019
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