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In the United States you CANNOT trust your physican to be even minimally competent to diagnose iron overload disorders. The chance that he/she is is something LESS than 3%

You are referring to the situation before 1990, i.e. before easily available tests were on the market. Furthermore, there has been increasing research and recognition of the prevalence of hemocromatosis in the last 10 years. Finally, one must be conscious of the time lag between research findings and their inclusion in the daily clinical practice. It takes time and experience to integrate new findings about diseases in the mainstream of medecine. This is no different than in any other sphere of the human activities.


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