Screening primary care patients for hereditary hemochromatosis with transferrin saturation and serum ferritin level: systematic review for the American College of Physicians.

@article{Schmitt2005ScreeningPC,
  title={Screening primary care patients for hereditary hemochromatosis with transferrin saturation and serum ferritin level: systematic review for the American College of Physicians.},
  author={Brian P. Schmitt and Robert M. Golub and Richard Green},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={143 7},
  pages={522-36}
}
BACKGROUND Therapeutic phlebotomy for hereditary hemochromatosis is relatively safe and presumably efficacious when offered before cirrhosis develops, so screening primary care patients is of substantial interest. PURPOSE To conduct a systematic review of the evidence on 1) the prevalence of the disease in primary care, 2) the risk for morbid or fatal complications for untreated patients, 3) the diagnostic usefulness of transferrin saturation and serum ferritin level in identifying early… CONTINUE READING
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