A 25-year-old female asked:
My mum has non alcoholic fatty liver disease & just been diagnosis with type2 diabetes - her ferritin has been very high - could hemochromatosis be cause?
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Gastroenterology 39 years experience
May need liverbiopsy: Although blood testing (measurement of iron studies and hfe assay) combined with family history can be very suggestive, a liver biopsy with iron staining clinches a diagnosis of hemochromatosis and distinguishes it from other iron overload diseases. Ferritin by the way can also be reactive or a secondary phenomenon.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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