Table 2

Iron grades of 341 Perls' acid ferrocyanide-stained liver sections.1

Grade

No. of subjects with hepatocyte staining (%)

No. of subjects with Kupffer cell staining (%)


0

164 (48.1)

270 (79.2)

1

104 (30.5)

50 (14.7)

2

49 (14.4)

14 (4.1)

3

21 (6.2)

7 (2.1)

4

3 (0.9)

not available1


1The present grading system does not include Kupffer cell iron staining greater than grade 3. In all subjects, the mean hepatocyte grade (± 1 SD) was 0.83 ± 0.96; the mean Kupffer cell grade was 0.32 ± 0.31. A gradient of stainable iron in hepatocytes from the periportal area decreasing towards the hepatic venule was observed in 56 subjects.

Barton et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2005 5:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-5-2

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