Pilot study of early diagnosis of hereditary haemochromatosis through systematic case finding in primary care.
OBJECTIVES: To test the feasibility of adopting and evaluating a systematic case-finding approach to the early diagnosis of hereditary haemochromatosis (HHC) in primary care, and to estimate the prevalence of presenting conditions for which HHC testing could be offered. METHODS: Systematic identification of, and genotyping for, C282Y and H63D mutations in patients presenting in primary care with possible symptoms of HHC during a 4-week period to 1 of 14 doctors in Oxfordshire. RESULTS: From ...Expand abstract
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