Hemochromatosis and the HFE Gene - Phenotypic Correlation and Clinical Application
Eric W.H. Leong, M.D., and Emmet B. Keeffe, M.D.
Eric W. H. Leong, M.D., is Senior Fellow in Gastroenterology, and Emmet B. Keeffe, M.D., is Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and Medical Director, Liver Transplant Unit, Stanford University School of Medicine.
Drs. Leong and Keeffe report no commercial conflict of interest.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss the manifestations and underlying pathophysiology of hemochromatosis
- List the risk factors for clinical iron-overload
- Discuss the difference between genotypic and phenotypic expression in patients with hemochromatosis
- Evaluate and treat patients who are at risk for iron-overloading.