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Resources developed by the CDC to assist primary care providers inform hemochromatosis patients and their families include:

The online resources below are available to assist the primary care professional diagnose and treat patients who have iron overload, hemochromatosis, and hereditary hemochromatosis.

Phlebotomy Information

Dietary Supplements


Iron and Hemochromatosis

  • CDC — Hemochromatosis Web page — includes downloadable patient brochure and frequently asked questions and answers.
  • CDC anemia and iron status Web page — includes a pdf version of Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United States.
  • Iron Disorders Institute* (IDI) — a national voluntary health agency that provides patient services, books, and literature about hemochromatosis and other disorders of iron such as non-HFE related iron overload, iron loading anemia, anemia of chronic disease, and iron deficiency anemia.
  • American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine Supplement — Iron Overload, Public Health and Genetics.*
  • MEDLINEPLUS — a service of the National Library of Medicine provides links on iron overload and hemochromatosis including a link for ongoing hemochromatosis clinical trials.



  • Hemochromatosis experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical experts throughout the United States developed this course to promote early detection and early intervention of adult onset hemochromatosis. List of Faculty.


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