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Ferritin, high: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: High ferritin would classically be found in Hemochromatosis but can also be found in other causes of cirrhosis, and it is an acute phase reactant that would be elevated in inflammatory states.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Hemochromatosis

90% sensitive, 92% specific

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

90% sensitive, 96% specific

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Accuracy not specified

Hemochromatosis

100% sensitive, 77% specific