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CME: Zufallsbefund Hyperferritinämie


Schreiner, Florentine; Krayenbühl, Pierre-Alexandre; Goede, Jeroen S; Nowak, Albina (2016). CME: Zufallsbefund Hyperferritinämie. Praxis, 105:543-551.

Abstract

An increase of the serum ferritin may appear as an incidental finding in asymptomatic patients in the routine laboratory examination. On the one hand, ferritin reflects the iron stores of the body and can therefore indicate an iron overload of various causes. On the other hand, it is an acute phase protein and thus increases in inflammatory and malignant diseases. We aim to describe an approach to the incidental finding hyperferritinemia with possible evaluation strategy and to explain the most important differential diagnoses

Abstract

An increase of the serum ferritin may appear as an incidental finding in asymptomatic patients in the routine laboratory examination. On the one hand, ferritin reflects the iron stores of the body and can therefore indicate an iron overload of various causes. On the other hand, it is an acute phase protein and thus increases in inflammatory and malignant diseases. We aim to describe an approach to the incidental finding hyperferritinemia with possible evaluation strategy and to explain the most important differential diagnoses

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Other titles:Approach to the patient with elevated serum ferritin
Contributors:Klinik für Innere Medizin, Spital Linth, Klinik für Medizinische Onkologie und Hämatologie, Kantonsspital Winterthur
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Hematology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Iron status – serum ferritin – hemochromatosis – anemia
Language:German
Date:25 May 2016
Deposited On:25 May 2016 17:03
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:34
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a002338

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