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Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis

02/06/2007

Question:

my mother-in-law was recently dx with this diease.She is jaundiced and has had a paracentesis from ascites.would this be end stage liver? at this point in time the prognosis i suppose is bleak?

Answer:

We cannot make a prediction on how this patient will do. However, patients with hemochromatosis do develop cirrhosis with significant problems due to this.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University