Serum ferritin: it may guide the diagnosis of the anaemic patient.


Journal Article

Crohn's disease is often complicated by anaemia. Assessment of iron deficiency may be hampered by modification of the serum ferritin concentration because of the associated acute phase response when disease is active. However a ferritin value of < 5 micrograms/L is indicative of iron deficiency, which is rarely found in Crohns disease.

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Cited Authors

  • Smith, AD; Cochran, KM

Published Date

  • December 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 182 - 183

PubMed ID

  • 9507598

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9507598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-9330

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/003693309704200607


  • eng