Definition of Bronzed diabetes
1. Noun. Pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints.
Generic synonyms: Pathology
Specialized synonyms: Classic Hemochromatosis, Idiopathic Hemochromatosis, Acquired Hemochromatosis
Medical Definition of Bronzed diabetes
1. A genetic disease in which the body takes in too much iron from food, this causes excess iron to be deposited in the liver and heart and other organs, eventually leading to organ failure and death. This illness is called bronze diabetes because the kidneys often fail, leading to symptoms similar to those found with diabetes mellitus, and because the deposition of iron into the skin makes the person look like he or she has an all-over tan. It used to be believed that this disease was rare and mainly affected people of Caucasian descent, butin recent years scientists have realised it is more common and affects a wide range of ethnic groups. Some believe that this genetic defect actually helps people (especially women) survive in areas where malnutrition is widespread and iron is scarce in food. Regular venesection may help people suffering from this disease. (09 Oct 1997)
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Literary usage of Bronzed diabetes
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1. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"bronzed diabetes.—The association of diabetes with bronzing of the skin and enlargement of the liver is strongly suggestive of chronic fibrous pancreatitis. ..."
2. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"Blum and others presume that the suprarenal bodies are affected in so-called " bronzed " diabetes, but in making this hypothesis they depart entirely from ..."
3. Disease of the Pancreas: Its Cause and Nature by Eugene Lindsay Opie (1903)
"... AND bronzed diabetes. THE relationship between diabetes and lesions of the pancreas is well illustrated by the disease known as ..."
4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Of the thirty-five recorded cases of bronzed diabetes, including the two here reported, all but two were in males. These two have been reported since ..."
5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"The pancreas has been very superficially examined in many of the reported cases of bronzed diabetes, b\it in those in which a description of the microscopic ..."
6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1899)
"... and to which the name "bronzed diabetes" has been given by Hanot and other French observers, is contributed by Dr. Eugene L. Opie under the name, ..."
7. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1899)
"As already indicated, a majority of those who have studied cases of bronzed diabetes regard the diabetes as the essential etiological factor, v. ..."
8. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"bronzed diabetes, or haemochromatosis, with a report of two cases, ttri. ... bronzed diabetes. Report of a case with special referent* to the involvement of ..."