Training & Education
This online training course was developed by the CDC, in collaboration with hemochromatosis experts throughout the United States. The course includes information on epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with iron overload and hemochromatosis.
Purpose of the Course
Hemochromatosis experts at the CDC and medical experts throughout the United States developed this course to promote early detection and early intervention of adult onset hemochromatosis.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of hemochromatosis.
- Identify the recommended procedures for diagnosing hemochromatosis.
- Identify an initial course of treatment for patients.
- Counsel hemochromatosis patients about the importance of family-based detection.
- Pathophysiology — 3 pages, approximately 11 minutes
- Epidemiology — 3 pages, approximately 10 minutes
- Clinical Features — 2 pages, approximately 8 minutes
- Diagnostic Testing — 3 pages, approximately 15 minutes
- Treatment & Management — 5 pages, approximately 17 minutes
- Family-based Detection — 4 pages, approximately 10 minutes
- Course Summary — 1 page, approximately 5 minutes
- Case Studies — 6 pages, approximately 35 minutes
- Topic Index
- Print-friendly version of the entire Hemochromatosis for Health Care Professionals course (1.4Mb)
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Blood Disorders
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Atlanta, GA 30333
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