Hyperferritinemia in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

D’Souza, Benedicta and Sinha, Sulekha and Manjrekar, Poornima and D’Souza, Vivian (2012) Hyperferritinemia in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. ISSN 0970-1915

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Abstract

High ferritin levels have been found to be associated with non infectious as well as infectious causes including tuberculosis. This is one case report of 41 year old male who presented with cough with expectoration. The patient had Multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The laboratory findings showed Iron 280 lg/dl, Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) 61 lg/dl, and ferritin 92,945 ng/ml which indicates that iron is an essential nutrient for the survival of the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TIBC. MDRTB
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 11:34
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2013 11:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78117

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