What is the significance of high ferritin levels in the evaluation of hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Recognize that a high ferritin level may be an indicator of iron overload, not just a sign of nonspecific inflammation, especially if accompanied with elevated liver enzymes.


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