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Controversies in Internal Medicine
November 10, 2003

Rebuttal by Drs McDonnell and Parrish

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FARRELL J.LLOYDMD, MPH

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(20):2426. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.20.2426

ALTHOUGH WE agree with many of the points made by Dubois and Kowdley, we do not agree that our current knowledge of and available screening tests for hemochromatosis meet the US Preventive Services Task Force and World Health Organization criteria for population-based screening. We agree with the findings of the 1997 multidisciplinary expert panel,1 which were nicely summarized by Davis2 in her 1998 editorial:

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