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Serum ferritin level in neonatal fulminant liver failure
  1. W S LEE
  1. P J MCKIERNAN,
  2. D A KELLY
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Malaya Medical Centre
  2. 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. leews@medicine.med.um.edu.my
  4. Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital
  5. Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK

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Editor—Elevated serum ferritin is a non-specific indicator of severe hepatocyte injury.1 ,2 Neonatal haemochromatosis (NH) is an uncommon disorder of neonatal iron storage, which often requires liver transplantation.1 ,3 Serum ferritin levels are considerably elevated in NH,1 ,4 but differentiating NH from other forms of neonatal fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), in which …

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