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Monday, October 24, 2016
Hemochromatosis and hepatitis shots
I have hemochromatosis and read recently that those with this disease should consider having hepatitis shots. Do you recommend this? Thanks.
The reason for getting Hepatitis B vaccination is that hemochromatosis increases the risk of liver damage which can be further affected by hepatitis. Thus, it would be a good idea to get a Hepatitis B vaccination.
Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University