Quiz - Was this patient's former GP a poor doctor?

An anxious middle-aged man with multiple symptoms consults you about his abnormal pathology tests.

He’s concerned about haemochromatosis, which he claims his former GP diagnosed and performed venesection for as part of management.

You review the results and see that his haemoglobin level has never been above 150g/L.

The only abnormal result is a mildly elevated ferritin level. What do you do?

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Dr Craig Lilienthal is a GP and medicolegal adviser in Sydney, NSW.

This quiz first appeared in AusDoc's