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Post-liver transplant infections linked to high iron regulator, low serum iron

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Recently published data revealed an association between increases in hepcidin and ferritin and decreases in iron and an increased risk for infection following orthotopic liver transplantation, according to recently published data. “Acute events, such as infection, trauma, and surgery, lead to rapid drops in serum iron, or ‘stress hypoferremia,’ and increased iron storage,” Jennifer K.L. Chow, MD, from the Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and colleagues wrote. more

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