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Bone manifestations of hemochromatosis



a patient with this disorder has had a nl liver bx, but a hip joint is affected -both clinically and on mri-femoral heaavascular necrosis. He lives in ohio-cleveland specifically. Should other joints be screened? Is there an orthopedist specializing in or with advanced knowledge of how this disease manifests in bone in the cleveland area?


To my knowledge, no such relationship exists. You need to look elsewhere for causes. There are multiple other causes, but iron overload is not one of them.

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Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University