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Criteria of the Hemochromatosis Management Working Group for Starting Phlebotomy in a Patient with Hemochromatosis

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

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Description:

Removal of iron from a patient with hemochromatosis is typically done by repeat phlebotomy. The decisions are when to initiate therapy and when to taper the frequency of treatments. The Hemochromatosis Management Working Group has given recommendations for initiating therapeutic phlebotomy in these patients.

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