30. Hemochromatosis

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine3,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist4,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine3 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine5
  1. Gary P Jeffrey1 and
  2. Paul C Adams2

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch30

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Jeffrey, G. P. and Adams, P. C. (2010) Hemochromatosis, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 5

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Western Australia Liver Transplantation Service, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Australia

  2. 2

    London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403



  • Diagnosis of hemochromatosis;
  • Underdiagnosis of hemochromatosis;
  • Pathogenesis of hemochromatosis;
  • Diagnostic tests for hemochromatosis;
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • aspartate transaminase (AST);
  • Hepatic iron concentration and hepatic iron index;
  • Treatment of hemochromatosis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis of hemochromatosis

  • Diagnosis of hemochromatosis

  • Population screening

  • Treatment of hemochromatosis

  • References