Ferroportin disease, also known as hemochromatosis type 4, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the abnormal accumulation of iron in the body. Ferroportin disease is caused by mutations of the SLC40A1 gene. The specific symptoms associated with ferroportin disease can vary greatly from one person to another.
Some individuals may only have elevated levels of ferritin, a protein that binds to iron and is used as an indicator of the body?s iron stores in the blood plasma. Other individuals may develop symptoms similar to classic hereditary hemochromatosis
Ferroportin disease is classified as an iron overload disorder, a group of disorders characterized by the abnormal accumulation of iron in the body. It is a separate, distinct disorder from classic hereditary hemochromatosis. Ferroportin disease is caused by mutations to a different gene and is inherited in a different manner from other forms of hemochromatosis.
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