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A young female with bronze diabetes and cardiac failure due to juvenile haemochromatosis: A case report

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K. Maduranga ,

Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, LK
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W. Karunarathna,

Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, LK
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L. Wijekoon,

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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P. Weerawansa,

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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H. Senanayake

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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Abstract

Juvenile Haemochromatosis (JH) is a form of hereditary hemochromatosis that presents with endocrine, cardiac, and liver involvement at a young age. Here we report a case of 39-year-old female who presented with diabetes mellitus, secondary amenorrhea and dilated cardiomyopathy with Mobitz type II heart block from previously unrecognized JH. JH should be suspected in young patients who present with features of iron overload. Early diagnosis of the disease is important for proper treatment with venesection, which can reduce the complications and improve the outcome.

How to Cite: Maduranga, K., Karunarathna, W., Wijekoon, L., Weerawansa, P. and Senanayake, H., 2022. A young female with bronze diabetes and cardiac failure due to juvenile haemochromatosis: A case report. Anuradhapura Medical Journal, 16(3), pp.38–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v16i3.7745
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Published on 24 Dec 2022.
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