Hereditary haemochromatosis Diagnosis and management by Katie Allen



A resource for GPs has been developed to help provide an understanding of haemochromatosis and the role of genetic testing. This is in the form of an excellent Teaching Plan from General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA). 

This resource helps GP registrars develop an approach to the patient with possible iron overload, and encourages an understanding of the role for genetic testing. Included are a number of excellent clinical resources, and links to Haemochromatosis Australia. 
Patients with high iron levels often have a range of concerns and questions. Good patient resources can help patients and their families understand more about what may initially seem a worrying diagnosis. 

GPSA is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Australian General Practice Training Program

Teaching Aid Hereditary Haemocrhomatosis 

Healthy Eating and Haemochromatosis - from the Haemochromatosis Society UK

Haemochromatosis Fact Sheet from Iron Disorders Institute

Healthy Eating and Haemochromatosis from the Haemochromatosis Society UK - excellent resource.  

Ancestral association between HLA and HFE H63D and C282Y genemutations from northwest Colombia


Haemochromatosis information meeting in Tullamore

Interview with Rita Tynan and meeting details

Westmeath Examiner 17 October 2017


Genetics of Haemochromatosis (Source: Haemochromatosis Australia)


Two excellent videos from Haemochromatos Australia

  1. This 2-minute video explains haemochromatosis in simple terms and 
  2. the second, longer video at the end which describes haemochromatosis in more detail and has interviews with some of their members talking about their experiences with haemochromatosis.


Birmingham Conference March 2017:

Prof Pierre Brissot - Birmingham Conference - March 2017


Business & Finanace article 

Early diagnosis and treatment of hereditary haemochromatosis prevents complications and results in a normal life expectancy, writes Margaret Mullett.


Genetics Worksheet from Iron Disorders Institute


Awareness call as genetic disorder haemochromatosis silently destroys lives


By Gail Bell Irish News
23 November, 2016

Am I at risk of inheriting Haemocrhomatosis?

by Nina Byrnes Irish Independent Nov 2, 2016


Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Hereditary Haemochromatosis
A leaflet for people with hereditary haemochromatosis and their family

We are delighted to share this excellent resource document on Haemochromatosis which was produced  by the HSE.  The working party involved in drafting the document  was chaired by Dr Colm Henry of the HSE and the IHA was represented by Dr Maurice Manning, Professor Suzanne Norris and Margaret Mullett. 

Fall from a horse leads to more serious diagnosis

by Margaret Langevin -  Connacht Tribune Jun 5, 2016

American Red Cross

An iron overload 

Margaret Hawkins talks to Colm Kavanagh about his diagnosis Sudden bouts of tiredness, sore joints and dry eyes... Irish Country Living 25 June 2016

10,000km cycle raises awareness of Haemochromatosis

Article from Irish Independent Health & Living section published 17th December 2012

The Liver Centre Mater Misericordiae Hospital

Questions & Answers Leaflet on Haemochromatosis from the Liver Centre, Mater Misericordiae Hospital

Update on Hereditary haemochromatosis

Dr John Ryan and Prof John Crowe look at recent developments in the understanding and management of hereditary haemochromatosis

I felt very Lethargic

Arthur Lappin in conversation with Michelle Mc Donagh
The Irish Times March 9th 2010

Too much iron nearly killed me

by Rita de Brun
Irish Independent 25th February 2008 Health and Living

Treatment of haemochromatosis

by Suzanne Norris
(Irish Medical Times,
November 21, 2003; this article was also published in Modern Medicine November 2003 and Irish Pharmacist December 2003.)