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What is Bantu siderosis?

What is Bantu siderosis?

  • Bantu siderosis: An iron overload disorder initially observed in South African people. The disorder involves abnormal iron deposits in the liver. It is believed that some African people are predisposed to an increased ability to absorb iron.

Bantu siderosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bantu siderosis, or a subtype of Bantu siderosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bantu siderosis: Introduction

Types of Bantu siderosis:

Broader types of Bantu siderosis:

How serious is Bantu siderosis?

Complications of Bantu siderosis: see complications of Bantu siderosis

What causes Bantu siderosis?

Causes of Bantu siderosis: see causes of Bantu siderosis

What are the symptoms of Bantu siderosis?

Symptoms of Bantu siderosis: see symptoms of Bantu siderosis

Complications of Bantu siderosis: see complications of Bantu siderosis

Bantu siderosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bantu siderosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bantu siderosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bantu siderosis: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bantu siderosis.
Treatments for Bantu siderosis: see treatments for Bantu siderosis

Name and Aliases of Bantu siderosis

Main name of condition: Bantu siderosis

Other names or spellings for Bantu siderosis:

African iron overload, Hereditary iron overload and African Americans, Iron overload in Africa

African iron overload, Hereditary iron overload and African Americans, Iron overload in Africa
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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