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African iron overload

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African iron overload is a condition in which the body accumulates too much iron, leading to a variety of health problems. It is most commonly seen in people of African descent, particularly those of West African origin. The condition is caused by a genetic mutation that affects the way the body processes iron, leading to an inability to regulate iron levels. Symptoms of African iron overload include fatigue, joint pain, abdominal pain, and an enlarged liver. Treatment typically involves dietary changes, iron chelation therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

Synonyms
  • Bantu siderosis
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