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Iron overload disorder
In medicine, iron overload disorders are diseases caused by the accumulation of iron in the body. Organs commonly affected are the liver, heart and endocrine glands.
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The causes can be distinguished between primary (generally genetic) and secondary (due to other conditions).
Primary iron overload
Secondary iron overload
The part-genetic, part-environmental syndrome known as African iron overload in sub-Sahara Africa (Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM) 601195)
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