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What's the difference between hemosiderosis & hemochromotosis.?

It's much too early in the morning for me. I looked them up and they both sound like the accumulation of iron to me. Does hemochromotosis lead to hemosiderosis?

Haemochromatosis, also spelled hemochromatosis, is a hereditary disease characterized by improper dietary iron metabolism (making it an iron overload disorder), which causes the accumulation of iron in a number of body tissues.

Hemosiderosis is a condition affecting the lungs which results in bleeding from tiny alveolar capillaries.
Focal hemosiderosis can result from recurrent hemorrhage within an organ. Iron liberated from extravasated RBCs is deposited within that organ, and significant hemosiderin deposits may eventually develop. The organ usually affected is the lung, and the cause usually is recurrent pulmonary hemorrhage, either idiopathic (eg, Goodpasture's syndrome) or that occurring in conditions causing chronic pulmonary hypertension (eg, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, severe mitral stenosis). Occasionally, iron loss from these episodes causes iron deficiency anemia, because iron in the tissue cannot be reused.
Renal hemosiderosis can result from extensive intravascular hemolysis (see Anemias Caused by Hemolysis). Free Hb is filtered at the glomerulus, and iron is deposited in the kidneys. The renal parenchyma is not damaged, but severe hemosiderinuria may result in iron deficiency.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haemosiderosis  (+ info)

Does any one have a child diagnosed with pulmonary hemosiderosis? (bleeding in the lungs)?

Son was diagnosed with pulmonary hemosiderosis 4 years ago. He is seeing a wonderful doctor but there's not much info on this rare disease
and doctors don't know why it's happening.My son has been in the hospital numerous times and had two blood transfusions and always need oxygen. His hemogloben has dropped each time. My family is feeling down because we need more answers or another doctor that knows more about this rare disease.

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what will happen to a person who accidentally drinks a lot of fresh blood?will that cause hemosiderosis?

ewwww....how do you accidently drink a lot of fresh blood anyways???  (+ info)

Does anyone know what the risks are of CNS-Hemosiderosis (traces of iron in the brain after a hemorrhage)?

Im 29, had a stroke 4 mos ago now I was diagnosed with CNS-HEMOSIDEROSIS (Iron traces in brain after cerebellum hemorhage - stroke.) I'm not sure what that means though and the doc @ the Hospital didn't tell me much because he said that I must talk to the Neurologist which he refered me to in order to get answers (which makes sense). I'm having a hard time finding a neurologist in my area and until I do find one, I just want to have a slight idea of what it means to have CNS-hemosiderosis.


An iron disorder occurs when iron is out of balance in the human body.

Iron out of balance is any condition where iron in the body is free, (unbound)
and/or at an abnormal level, which occurs with iron overload, anemia and anemia of chronic disease.
Mismanaged iron in the brain is seen in those patients with neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer's, early onset Parkinson's, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease.

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