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Patient-focused outcomes following detection in a hospital-based screening programme for C282Y haemochromatosis

McCullen, M A; Fletcher, L M; Dimeski, Goce; Pink, A; Powell, L W; Crawford, DH; Hickman, Peter

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Background: Haemochromatosis is a common genetic disease in populations of a northern European origin. However, there is uncertainty as to whether it is a condition that should be screened for. Aims: To determine the proportion of persons, in a public hospital setting, who were homozygous for the C282Y mutation for hereditary haemochromatosis and the proportion of these persons who would benefit from therapeutic phlebotomy. Methods: All persons who had blood submitted for pathology testing, had...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36258
Source: Internal Medicine Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01578.x

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