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In response to Cadet et al
  1. M B Delatycki,
  2. K J Allen
  1. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, 3052, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Associate Professor Martin B Delatycki
 Bruce Lefroy Centre for Genetic Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 10th floor, Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, 3052, Victoria, Australia; martin.delatycki{at}

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We read with interest the article by Cadet and colleagues in which the authors propose “reverse cascade screening” of newborns for HFE related hereditary haemochromatosis (HH) as an efficient way of detecting affected adults.1

Although HH is an ideal disease for which to undertake screening as it is common and easy to prevent2 and there should not be concerns of insurance discrimination,3

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