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Hyperferritinemia-Cataract Syndrome
Hyperferritinemia-Cataract Syndrome causes cataracts.
Hyperferritinemia-Cataract Syndrome causes cataracts.
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This genetic disease is characterized by early onset of cataracts associated with persistently elevated levels of a protein known as ferritin in the blood plasma. The mutation associated with this disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, and cataracts are the only known complication associated with this rare disease.

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