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Illustration of organs affected by hemochromatosis, a hereditary genetic disorder affecting the HFE gene of chromosome 6. This disorder causes an imbalance in transferrin carrying iron in the blood. This imbalance leads to excess iron absorption and an overload in certain organs' capacity to store iron: brain, muscles, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, skin, bones.
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