Hereditary haemochromatosis (HFE) is a common inherited disorder. Excessive iron absorption may lead to increased body iron stores with deposition of iron in parenchymal cells of the liver, heart, pancreas and other organs.
The third edition (2007) alerts health professionals to recent information published on hereditary haemochromatosis (HFE).
It is intended to be used as a guide only and not as an authorative statement of every conceivable step or circumstance which may or could relate to the management of HFE.
Specific recommendations are based on relevant published information and will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. This information is due to be revised in 2012/2013.
This was updated by Graeme Macdonald and Darrell Crawford. The document has been endorsed by the Australian Liver Association and was sponsored by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
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