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A 48-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus presents to his primary care physician with lethargy, joint pain, and impotence. Lab evaluation is notable for a ferritin of 1400 ug/L (nl <300 ug/L), increased total iron, increased transferrin saturation, and decreased total iron binding capacity. All of the following are true regarding this patient's condition EXCEPT:
It may lead to a decline in cardiac function
It may improve with serial phlebotomy
It may improve with calcium chelators
It is associated with an increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma
It results in skin bronzing
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