FARRELL J.LLOYDMD, MPH
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:
McDonnell SM, Parrish RG. Rebuttal by Drs McDonnell and Parrish. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(20):2426. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.20.2426
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