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Bronze diabetes due to hemochromatosis

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a single gene disorder commonly seen. It occurs due to an increase in the iron storage in the body. The excess iron gets stored in various organs in the body such as liver, pancreas, skin, joints and pituitary and hence the symptomatology varies according to the organs affected. It may include lethargy, polyuria, polydipsia, loss of libido, bronze diabetes, bronzy appearance of skin etc. The condition may be confused and misdiagnosed as hepatitis, thalassaemia and other conditions associated with iron overload. Serum ferritin levels helps in determining the diagnosis. As the condition is a hereditary disorder all first degree relatives must be screened.

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