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Hemochromatosis


Released Date:

2/1/2010

Revised:

2/22/2016

Title:

Diagnosis and Management of Hemochromatosis - *Under Review*. Please contact cpg@albertadoctors.org with any questions.

Description:

Individuals with hemochromatosis retain too much iron which may be toxic to the tissues in which it is stored. Most individuals with hemochromatosis develop only a few of the problems, with liver involvement being the most common. Significant end-organ damage is rare with a ferritin under 1000 ug/L. The blood (OBC) is normal in genetic hemochromatosis

Target Population:

Adults 18 years and older with symptoms suggestive of hemochromatosis

Exclusions:

Poulation screening for hereditary hemochromatosis
Children under 18 years
  
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