Hyperferritinemia may indicate progression of liver disease, poor prognosis in MAFLD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Elevated ferritin correlated with an increased prevalence of cirrhosis — but not congestive heart failure — in patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease, according to a presenter here.“There is emerging evidence that excess iron levels can increase risk of progression of MAFLD to NASH/cirrhosis and development of cardiac diseases in this patient population. This is significant since we know that cardiac disease is one of the top causes of death in patients with MAFLD,” Deepika Suresh, MD, an internal medicine resident atRead More

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