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Guideline review
European Association for Study of the Liver (EASL) clinical practice guidelines on haemochromatosis
  1. Jennifer Cathcart,
  2. Ashis Mukhopadhya
  1. Gastroenterology, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jennifer Cathcart, Gastroenterology, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN, UK; jeni123{at}


The European Association for the Study of the Liver has recently updated guidance on haemochromatosis with a more extensive discussion on investigation and management.[ The new guidance focuses on non-invasive methods for fibrosis assessment and early diagnosis to include more extensive genetic testing if needed. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital as it reduces morbidity and mortality. We review this guideline and offer key updated messages with a focus on new developments since the last guidance and key aspects of current practice.


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  • Contributors JC had the idea for the manuscript and wrote the majority of the article. AM edited the paper and give an intellectual critic and review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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