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A 27-year-old female asked about a 52-year-old female:

Can a high ferritin level 647 ug/l (12-250) be caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? how do you tell its not haemochromatosis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Can do liver biopsy: 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. Sometimes ferritin is elevated as just an acute phase reactant.
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