Background and Aims
Elevated serum ferritin is common in NAFLD, and is associated with more advanced disease and increased mortality. Hyperferritinemia in NAFLD is often attributed to inflammation, while in other conditions ferritin closely reflects body iron stores. The aim of this study was to clarify the underlying cause of hyperferritinemia in NAFLD.
Ferritin levels were examined with markers of iron status, inflammation and liver injury across the cli...Expand abstract
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This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from Wiley at: https://doi.org/10.1111/liv.13513
Hepatic iron is the major determinant of serum ferritin in NAFLD patients.
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