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Serum ferritin during infection:  A longitudinal study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
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1978 (English)In: Scandinavian journal of haematology, ISSN 0036-553X, Vol. 21, no 4, 333-340 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Serum ferritin, transferrin, iron and haptoglobin have been investigated in a longitudinal study in 18 patients hospitalized for various acute infections. Within a couple of days after the onset of an infection, a rise in serum ferritin was seen, the magnitude of which was not dependent on the type of infection (bacterial or viral). The serum ferritin level remained elevated for several weeks in some patients, and 7 out of the 18 patients still had abnormally high values 5 weeks after the onset of illness. The mean curves for serum ferritin and the acute phase reactant haptoglobin were parallel. Possible mechanisms causing the elevation in serum ferritin are discussed.

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1978. Vol. 21, no 4, 333-340 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-137056PubMedID: 725531OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-137056DiVA: diva2:377839
Available from: 2010-12-15 Created: 2010-12-15 Last updated: 2010-12-21Bibliographically approved

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