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Glossary for Neonatal hemochromatosis

  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Fetal death: The death of a fetus
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hemochromatosis: Excess of iron leading to problems with joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation: Slowly growing fetus in the womb during pregnancy
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Oligohydramnios: A deficiency in the amount of amniotic fluid in the gestational sac during pregnancy
  • Polyhydramnios: Excess amniotic fluid around a fetus in the womb. The condition may occur as a result of gastrointestinal, neurological, lung or other disorders. Mild cases are asymptomatic but more severe cases can result in problems for the mother and the baby.
  • Siderosis: Abnormal deposits of iron in body tissues. Symptoms will depend on which tissues the iron is deposited in.

 

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