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Sources Used in Current Review

(2012 May). Hemochromatosis. National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse [On-line information]. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hemochromatosis/index.aspx through http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed September 2013.

(2010 September). Hemochromatosis (Iron Storage Disease) Training and Education. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemochromatosis/training/index.html through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed September 12, 2013.

(2011 February). What is Hemochromatosis. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/hemo/hemo_whatis.html through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed September 2013.

(2012 October). Is there a test for hereditary hemochromatosis? National Human Genome Research Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.genome.gov/page.cfm?pageID=10001214 through http://www.genome.gov. Accessed September 2013.

(February 1, 2011) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. What is Hemachromatosis? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hemo/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed September 2013.

Bacon B, et al. Diagnosis and Management of Hemochromatosis: 2011 Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Available online through http://www.aasld.org. Accessed October 2013.

(March 18, 2013) Duchini A. Hemochromatosis. Medscape Reference. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/177216-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed November 2013.

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Gastroenterology 1999 Vol 116, p.193-207 (NIH Consensus Conference).

Karl V. Voelkerding, MD, President, Gene Insight, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin.

(2009 February). What is Hemochromatosis. NHLBI [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/hemo/hemo_whatis.html through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed June 2009.

(Updated 2009 April 10). Learning About Hereditary Hemochromatosis. National Human Genome Research Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.genome.gov/page.cfm?pageID=10001214 through http://www.genome.gov. Accessed June 2009.

Sfeir, H. and Klachko, D. (Updated 2008 July 17). Hemochromatosis. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/177216-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed June 2009.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2008 September 12). Hemochromatosis. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/hemochromatosis/DS00455/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed June 2009.

(2007 April). Hemochromatosis. National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse [On-line information]. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hemochromatosis/index.htm through http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed June 2009.

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Allen KJ et al. Iron Over-load-Related Disease in HFE Hereditary Hemochromatosis. New England Journal of Medicine January 17 2008, vol 358, Pp 221-230.

Swinkels et al. Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Genetic Complexity and New Diagnostic Approaches. Clin Chem 52 (6): 950-968 (2006).

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