Haemosiderosis is a form of iron overload resulting in the accumulation of hemosiderin.
Haemosideosis can occur secondary to transfusions.
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis may occur.
Haemosiderin is an insoluble form of iron complexed with protein. It is one form of iron storage within tissue. It is visible microscopically with special stains.
Last reviewed 01/2018