Effect of inflammation on iron

Inflammation and iron

Serum iron levels in Shetland Ponies with experimentally-induced acute inflammation (commencing day zero) compared to normal control animals. Iron values drop rapidly and significantly (*) within 24 hours of induction of inflammation, whereas random fluctuations are seen in untreated controls.

Reproduced with permission from Smith and Cipriano, Vet Pathol. 24:354-356 (1987)