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dc.contributor.authorGoot, K.
dc.contributor.authorHazeldine, S.
dc.contributor.authorBentley, P.
dc.contributor.authorOlynyk, John
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:46:39Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:46:39Z
dc.date.created2013-03-21T20:00:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2013-05-09
dc.identifier.citationGoot, Katie and Hazeldine, Simon and Bentley, Peter and Olynyk, John and Crawford, Darrell. 2012. Elevated serum ferritin: What should GPs know? Australian Family Physician. 41 (12): pp. 945-949.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/25083
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Background: Elevated serum ferritin is commonly encountered in general practice. Ninety percent of elevated serum ferritin is due to noniron overload conditions, where venesection therapy is not the treatment of choice. Objective: This article aims to outline the role of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Therapeutic Venesection program, to clarify the interpretation of the HFE gene test and iron studies, and to describe the steps in evaluating a patient with elevated serum ferritin. Discussion: After exclusion of hereditary haemochromatosis, investigation of elevated serum ferritin involves identifying alcohol consumption, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, liver disease, malignancy, infection or inflammation as causative factors. Referral to a gastroenterologist, haematologist or physician with an interest in iron overload is appropriate if serum ferritin is >1000 µg/L or if the cause of elevated serum ferritin is still unclear.

dc.publisherThe Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
dc.relationhttp://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/december/elevated-serum-ferritin/
dc.subjecthaemochromatosis
dc.subjectiron
dc.subjectvenesection
dc.titleElevated serum ferritin: What should GPs know?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2013-03-22
dcterms.source.volume41
dcterms.source.number22
dcterms.source.startPage945
dcterms.source.endPage949
dcterms.source.issn0300-8495
dcterms.source.titleAustralian Family Physician
curtin.digitool.pid190592
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