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Hereditary Hemochromatosis Linked to Increased Arthropathies and Joint Surgery



Hereditary Hemochromatosis Linked to Increased Arthropathies and Joint Surgery

Patients with hereditary hemochromatosis had a 2.4-fold increased prevalence of arthropathies and a 2.9-fold increased rate of hip surgery, compared with matched controls. In contrast, first-degree relatives of hereditary hemochromatosis patients had no significantly different rates for arthropathy or need for joint-replacement surgery, compared with controls...read more