Featured Hemochromatosis Resource: MedlinePlus from NIH

by Stephen Cobb on March 20, 2013

Hemochromatosis can be a very frustrating condition, not only physically and psychologically, but informationally. Finding useful information about hemochromatosis can be tricky, even with the power of Google and Bing at your disposal. For a start, a lot of stuff is filed under haemochromatosis, which tends to be the UK/EU spelling.

So, from time to time here on Celtic Curse we will be highlighting hemochromatosis sources that we think are particularly helpful. The first of these is from MedlinePlus from NIH.  A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

This page has links that cover the basics through to research and some cool tools. We have direct links to the sections here:

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Louise February 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm

My son has hemochromatosis, and I want to know if wearing a Medic Alert Bracelet, is a good idea.Some say, if he goes to emergency , they might think he’s a drug addict.And, I was wondering. if he has an accident and can’t speak, if he wears a bracelet, it’s better for the doctors, to be aware of his condition.Am I right or wrong? Waiting for an answer…Thank you…


Stephen Cobb March 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Sorry for the delay in answering. I have been traveling a lot on business lately. Yes, a medic alert bracelet is a good idea for people who are suffering from hemochromatosis. With your reference to drug addiction I suspect you mean that your son is getting phlebotomies and thus a lot of needle marks. This is addressed at the very end of this excellent (long) article on phlebotomy for HH: http://www.irondisorders.org/phlebotomy


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