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Undiagnosed iron overload disease proves fatal

A woman went through years of suffering and saw seven doctors when her husband happened to see a news article about her condition. ' They realized that she had hereditary hemochromatosis (iron overload) but the diagnosis was too late and fatal damage had occurred to her body. It is believed 2 million Americans suffer from this disease which can be easily managed by regular blood donations.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Orlando Sentinel

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About: Undiagnosed iron overload disease proves fatal

Date: 1 June 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Author: Kate Sanitch


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