bronze diabetes

bronze diabetes

noun Pathology.
Also, bronzed diabetes.


Origin:
1885–90

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bronze diabetes n.
A type of diabetes associated with hemochromatosis.

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bronze diabetes

inborn metabolic defect characterized by an increased absorption of iron, which accumulates in body tissues. The clinical manifestations include skin pigmentation, diabetes mellitus, enlargement of the spleen and liver, cirrhosis, heart failure, arthritis, and general weakness and lassitude.

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