Elevated ferritin level in a patient with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia

L. N. Akshatha, Mamatha T. Shenoy, Benedicta D'Souza, Vivian D'Souza, Ashok K. Prabhu, Anupama Hegde, K. S. Pooja

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Abstract

This case illustrates that serum ferritin level is markedly elevated in patients with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. A 48 year old male with a history of spleenectomy done 16 years back, presented with complaints of fever, cough with expectoration and pain abdomen. Laboratory investigation demonstrated highly elevated level of serum ferritin of 10100 units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-414
Number of pages3
JournalBiomedicine (India)
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Akshatha, L. N., Shenoy, M. T., D'Souza, B., D'Souza, V., Prabhu, A. K., Hegde, A., & Pooja, K. S. (2014). Elevated ferritin level in a patient with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. Biomedicine (India), 34(3), 412-414.