Haemosiderosis

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Haemosiderin-laden macrophages within a case of diffuse chorioamniotic haemosiderosis.

Haemosiderosis (hemosiderosis) is iron overload resulting in the accumulation of haemosiderin characteristically in the liver, but also in other tissues. Haemosiderin will also be deposited after haemorrhage into a tissue, but this is not haemosiderosis. Diagnosis might be suggested by raised serum ferritin levels but requires really either liver biopsy(historical) or MRI characterisation.

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