Iron absorption in acute hepatitis

  • Leslie Turnberg
  • Published 1966 in The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

Abstract

Iron absorption was increased in 5 patients with acute hepatitis. This increased absorption may partly explain the increase in serum iron noted in the disease, but other factors must also be involved. A redistribution of iron within the body may play a part in producing the observed serum iron rise to above-normal and the later fall to below-normal levels… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02237667

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