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Medical Term:

juvenile hemochromatosis


Definition: an autosomal recessive disorder [MIM*602390] with one form mapped to 1q and another resulting from a mutation in the gene HAMP that encodes hepcidin, an antimicrobial peptide, on chromosome 19q13.

Synonym(s): hemochromatosis type 2

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