Hyperferritinemia in the Chinese and Asian community: a retrospective review of the University of British Columbia experience.

@article{Yenson2008HyperferritinemiaIT,
  title={Hyperferritinemia in the Chinese and Asian community: a retrospective review of the University of British Columbia experience.},
  author={Paul R Yenson and Eric M Yoshida and Charles Churk Hang Li and Henry V. Chung and Peter W. K. Tsang},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={37-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Elevated serum ferritin is a common clinical finding. The etiology of hyperferritinemia in the Asia-Pacific population is less clear due to a low prevalence of known HFE mutations such as C282Y and H63D, as well as an increased prevalence of viral hepatitis and hereditary anemia. A retrospective case review of 80 patients of Asian ethnicity referred to three subspecialists in tertiary care teaching hospitals between January 1997 and March 2005 for assessment of… CONTINUE READING