Genetic haemochromatosis : diagnosis and treatment of an iron overload disorder

Johnson, M ORCID: and Mortimore, G 2022, 'Genetic haemochromatosis : diagnosis and treatment of an iron overload disorder' , Nursing Standard .

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Genetic haemochromatosis is a potentially serious iron overload disorder, yet there is a lack of awareness of the condition among the public and many healthcare professionals. In the UK, around one in 150 people have the genetic mutations that cause the condition, meaning that they are at increased risk of developing iron overload. If undiagnosed, prolonged iron overload can lead to liver, heart and endocrine failure and may be fatal; however, early diagnosis, treatment and maintenance can enable patients to have a normal lifespan. This article provides an overview of genetic haemochromatosis, including its types, origins, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, screening and treatment. [Abstract copyright: © 2022 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.]

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Standard
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 0029-6570
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Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 12:43
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 12:43

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