Iron Storage Disorders – May 22th, 2016 


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May 22th, 2016 

Iron Storage Disorders

The storage form of iron is called ferritin, which get stored in the liver.

Normal serum iron and low ferritin is one of the early indicators of iron deficiency anemia.

But what does it mean when iron is low or low normal and ferritin is high?

There are a number of possibilities. This article explores one: inflammation.

It seems that inflammation increases the storage of iron as ferritin in order to “hide” the iron from potentially harmful microorganisms, which could thrive in its presence.

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