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Definition: A disorder of iron metabolism where the body absorbs too much iron. Treatment is required to avoid organ damage. A genetic disorder. 8% of population is a carrier.

Pronunciation: he″mo-kro″mah-to´sis

Body System: Cardiovascular

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: hemochromatosis

E83.110 Hereditary hemochromatosis
E83.111 Hemochromatosis due to repeated red blood cell transfusions
E83.118 Other hemochromatosis
E83.119 Hemochromatosis, unspecified
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