Perioperative management of a common disorder: Hereditary haemochromatosis

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hereditary haemochromatosis is the commonest autosomal recessive disorder affecting Caucasian populations, and is readily diagnosed on the basis of elevated total body iron stores and genetic testing. Increased awareness of this disease in the community will hopefully prompt earlier testing and diagnosis. Treatment with regular phlebotomy is simple and effective and can prevent significant morbidity and mortality. Preoperative evaluation of patients with this disorder should consider the potential multisystem involvement in iron overload. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olynyk, JK; Patel, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 339

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-7907

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001503-200006000-00018

Citation Source

  • Scopus