Tuesday, October 07, 2014

What do high ferritin levels signify?

It depends on how high. From The Bottom Line:

Bottom line: Out of all adult patients with a least 1 serum ferritin level greater than 1,000μg/L from 2008-2010 (n=627), 153 had a malignancy, and 136 had iron-overload syndromes. Average ferritin level for the 6 patients with either adult-onset Still’s disease, systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or hemophagocytic lyphohistiocytosis/macrophage activation syndrome was 14,242μg/L.

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