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A high prevalence of extreme hyperferritinemia in acute hepatitis patients.

Kotoh K, Ueda A, Tanaka M, Miyazaki M, Kato M, Kohjima M, Enjoji M, Nakamuta M, Takayanagi R - Hepat Med (2009)

Bottom Line: One hundred consecutive patients with acute liver injury were enrolled, of whom 19 fulfilled the criteria for ALF.Interestingly, the correlation was strong in patients infected by hepatitis viruses, but weak in others.Overactivation of macrophages appears to be essential, but not sufficient, for the development of ALF.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoda, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Although the mechanism underlying acute liver failure (ALF) has not been clarified, recent reports indicate overactivation of macrophages is involved in its progression. In diseases in which activated macrophages participate in the progression, elevated serum ferritin concentration counts among the characteristic laboratory findings. If activated macrophages play a key role in the development of ALF, serum ferritin levels might reflect the severity of acute liver injury. To confirm this, we evaluated the correlation between the serum ferritin concentration and other laboratory measurements in patients with acute hepatitis including ALF. One hundred consecutive patients with acute liver injury were enrolled, of whom 19 fulfilled the criteria for ALF. Serum ferritin concentrations correlated with serum alanine transferase activity as a whole. Interestingly, the correlation was strong in patients infected by hepatitis viruses, but weak in others. Although most patients with ALF had high levels of serum ferritin, not a few patients without ALF showed similar results. The serum ferritin level was generally increased in acute hepatitis patients, probably reflecting the degree of macrophage activation in the liver. Overactivation of macrophages appears to be essential, but not sufficient, for the development of ALF.

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The correlation between the serum ferritin concentration and the serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was separately evaluated in patients in whom hepatitis was caused by hepatitis viruses (A) and by other etiologies (B) on admission. The two variables showed a strong correlation in the former, and a weak one in the latter.
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f3-hmer-1-001: The correlation between the serum ferritin concentration and the serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was separately evaluated in patients in whom hepatitis was caused by hepatitis viruses (A) and by other etiologies (B) on admission. The two variables showed a strong correlation in the former, and a weak one in the latter.

Mentions: By dividing the patients into two groups, patients in which ALF was caused by hepatitis viruses and those with other etiologies, we found a strong correlation between serum ferritin levels and ALT activity in the former, but a weak correlation in the latter (Figure 3).


A high prevalence of extreme hyperferritinemia in acute hepatitis patients.

Kotoh K, Ueda A, Tanaka M, Miyazaki M, Kato M, Kohjima M, Enjoji M, Nakamuta M, Takayanagi R - Hepat Med (2009)

The correlation between the serum ferritin concentration and the serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was separately evaluated in patients in whom hepatitis was caused by hepatitis viruses (A) and by other etiologies (B) on admission. The two variables showed a strong correlation in the former, and a weak one in the latter.
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f3-hmer-1-001: The correlation between the serum ferritin concentration and the serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was separately evaluated in patients in whom hepatitis was caused by hepatitis viruses (A) and by other etiologies (B) on admission. The two variables showed a strong correlation in the former, and a weak one in the latter.
Mentions: By dividing the patients into two groups, patients in which ALF was caused by hepatitis viruses and those with other etiologies, we found a strong correlation between serum ferritin levels and ALT activity in the former, but a weak correlation in the latter (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: One hundred consecutive patients with acute liver injury were enrolled, of whom 19 fulfilled the criteria for ALF.Interestingly, the correlation was strong in patients infected by hepatitis viruses, but weak in others.Overactivation of macrophages appears to be essential, but not sufficient, for the development of ALF.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoda, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Although the mechanism underlying acute liver failure (ALF) has not been clarified, recent reports indicate overactivation of macrophages is involved in its progression. In diseases in which activated macrophages participate in the progression, elevated serum ferritin concentration counts among the characteristic laboratory findings. If activated macrophages play a key role in the development of ALF, serum ferritin levels might reflect the severity of acute liver injury. To confirm this, we evaluated the correlation between the serum ferritin concentration and other laboratory measurements in patients with acute hepatitis including ALF. One hundred consecutive patients with acute liver injury were enrolled, of whom 19 fulfilled the criteria for ALF. Serum ferritin concentrations correlated with serum alanine transferase activity as a whole. Interestingly, the correlation was strong in patients infected by hepatitis viruses, but weak in others. Although most patients with ALF had high levels of serum ferritin, not a few patients without ALF showed similar results. The serum ferritin level was generally increased in acute hepatitis patients, probably reflecting the degree of macrophage activation in the liver. Overactivation of macrophages appears to be essential, but not sufficient, for the development of ALF.

No MeSH data available.


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