Hyperferritinemia in pulmonary tuberculosis

Benedicta D'Souza, Sulekha Sinha, Poornima Manjrekar, Vivian D'Souza

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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 μg/dl, Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) 61 μg/dl, and ferritin 92,945 ng/ml which indicates that iron is an essential nutrient for the survival of the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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