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Scholars Academic Journal of Pharmacy | Volume-6 | Issue-08
Association between Serum Ferritin level and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases in Khartoum Sudan
Waleed Mohamed Alameen Al-Zibair, Mariam Abbas Ibrahim, Abdelgaidr Eltom
Published: Aug. 26, 2017 | 160 70
DOI: 10.21276/sajp
Pages: 359-362
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to the accumulation of hepatic steatosis not due to excess alcohol consumption. It is the most common liver condition in the world. The prevalence of NAFLD is up to 30% in developed countries and nearly 10% in developing nations. The aim of this study was to assess serum ferritin level among Sudanese with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This was a case control study conducted in Advance diagnostic center, Bahary hospital, Khartoum state, Sudan in April 2017. Participants were divided into two groups; patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (N/40), and 40 normal healthy individuals as control group. Serum Ferritin will was measured by using automated enzyme immunoassay system (TOSOH). The study results revealed that there is a significant difference in serum ferritin between cases and control group (P = 0.03). The study also showed moderate positive correlation between ferritin and age (R = 0.412), (P = 0.00). Patients with NAFLD have higher serum ferritin level than those without fatty liver changes. Serum ferritin levels rise as grade of liver steatosis increases.