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Neonatal Hemochromatosis


Synonyms of Neonatal Hemochromatosis
  • Congenital Hemochromatosis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Neonatal hemochromatosis is a rare disorder affecting newborns. It is characterized by liver disease associated with the accumulation of excess iron in the liver and other areas of the body. In most cases, signs of neonatal hemochromatosis are apparent within 48 hours of birth. In many cases, neonatal hemochromatosis rapidly progresses to cause life-threatening complications such as liver failure. However, researchers now believe that neonatal hemochromatosis represents a spectrum of disease and some infants are less severely affected than others. There is a high risk of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies of women who have had a child with neonatal hemochromatosis. Although the exact cause of the disorder is not fully understood, researchers believe most cases of neonatal hemochromatosis result from maternal fetal alloimmunity, a condition in which antibodies from the mother travel over the placenta and mistakenly attack the fetus.

    Organizations related to Neonatal Hemochromatosis
    • American Hemochromatosis Society (AHS)
      4044 W. Lake Mary Blvd.
      Lake Mary FL 32746-2012
      Phone #: 407-829-4488
      800 #: 888-655-4766
      e-mail: mail@americanhs.org
      Home page: http://www.americanhs.org
    • American Liver Foundation
      75 Maiden Lane
      New York NY 10038
      Phone #: 212-668-1000
      800 #: 800-465-4837
      e-mail: info@liverfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.liverfoundation.org
    • British Liver Trust
      Portman House
      Ringwood Intl BH24 1AG
      Phone #: 014-25 -463080
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@britishlivertrust.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk
    • Children's Liver Disease Foundation
      None
      Birmingham Intl B3 3JY
      Phone #: 012-1-2-12-3839
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@childliverdisease.org
      Home page: http://www.childliverdisease.org
    • Iron Disorders Institute
      2722 Wade Hampton Blvd.
      Greenville SC 29615
      Phone #: 864-292-1175
      800 #: 888-565-4766
      e-mail: comments@irondisorders.org
      Home page: http://www.irondisorders.org
    • Iron Overload Diseases Association, Inc.
      433 Westwind Drive
      North Palm Beach Fl 33408-5123
      Phone #: 561-840-8512
      800 #: --
      e-mail: iod@ironoverload.org
      Home page: http://ironoverload.org
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com



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