haemosiderosis


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Related to haemosiderosis: pulmonary hemosiderosis

he·mo·sid·er·o·sis

(hē'mō-sid-ĕr-ō'sis)
Accumulation of hemosiderin in tissue, particularly in the liver and spleen.
See: hemochromatosis
Synonym(s): haemosiderosis.
[hemosiderin + -osis, condition]

haemosiderosis

Excessive deposition of iron in the tissues. When this is severe enough to casue tissue damage it is known as HAEMOCHROMATOSIS.

haemosiderosis

brown (light tan through to darkest brown) discoloration of skin due to accumulation of haemosiderin; characteristic of very long-term chronic inflammation (of any cause) in skin; often affects lower one-third of leg in venous hypertension or compromised venous function of lower-limb

he·mo·sid·er·o·sis

(hē'mō-sid-ĕr-ō'sis)
Accumulation of hemosiderin in tissue, particularly in liver and spleen.
Synonym(s): haemosiderosis.
[hemosiderin + -osis, condition]
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The effect of haemosiderosis and blood transfusions on the T2 relaxation time and 1/T2 relaxation rate of liver tissue.
Chloroquine in idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis.
Liver iron stores in patients with secondary haemosiderosis under iron chelation therapy with deferoxamine or deferiprone.