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High ferritin ups infection risk in kidney transplant patients

from Renal & Urology News

Elevated ferritin levels in kidney transplant recipients are associated with an increased risk of infection in the early post-transplant period. Dr. Mario Fernández-Ruiz, and colleagues at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, prospectively studied 228 patients undergoing kidney transplantation and analyzed various iron parameters within the first two weeks after transplantation and before the occurrence of the first infectious episode. Patients with ferritin levels above 500 ng/mL had higher incidence rates of overall, bacterial and bloodstream infection during the first post-transplant year. more

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