Abstract Eleven

 

Evaluation of serum ferritin as a marker for adult Still's disease activity.

Schwarz-Eywill M  Heilig B  Bauer H  
 Breitbart A  Pezzutto A  

In: Ann Rheum Dis (1992 May) 51(5):683-5

ISSN: 0003-4967

Extremely high serum ferritin values (greater than 10,000  micrograms/l) were detected in two patients with adult Still's  disease. The ferritin concentrations decreased to normal after  adequate treatment. During a one year follow up ferritin  concentration was helpful in monitoring disease activity and guiding
decisions about treatment. Raised concentrations of soluble  interleukin 2 receptors (sCD25) were also found.

Detection of  ferritin values above 3000 micrograms/l should lead to the  consideration of Still's disease when there is an acute febrile
illness without evidence for bacterial or viral infections, serum  ferritin being suitable for monitoring treatment.

Registry Numbers: 9007-73-2 (Ferritin)

Institutional address:
       Department of Internal Medicine
       Med Poliklink V
       University of Heidelberg
       Germany.

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