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Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a common autosomal recessive disease that affects Caucasian populations at a prevalence rate ranging from one in 200 to one in 500.
The cause of iron overload in diseases such as hereditary hemochromatosis and thalassemia is the deficiency of the hormone hepcidin, which regulates dietary iron absorption and mobilization of iron from stores.
Another tells of Kay Aull who found out that her father (and other members of her family) suffered from hereditary hemochromatosis.
OBJECTIVE: To detect hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) in low-income residents of a medically underserved region through free screening and confirmatory laboratory testing and to raise awareness of HH in the general population.
The duration of hepatic iron exposure in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis may help predict the severity of fibrosis seen on a liver biopsy or an MRI scan, reported John K.
Thomas, a nationally recognized patient advocate, is referring to family genetic screening for hereditary hemochromatosis (HH), also known as genetic iron poisoning or iron overload disease, the most common genetic disease in the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Duodenal metal transporter (DMT1, Nramp-2) expression in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis.
Nanogen offers Analyte Specific Reagents and related products to research laboratories and clinical reference labs for the detection of genetic mutations associated with a variety of diseases, including cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, hereditary hemochromatosis, cardiovascular disease, beta thalassemia and Canavan disease.