A large number of growth factors have been described and their action and interaction is proving to be complex. The presence study estimated the epidermal growth factor (EGF) in portal hypertension patients with chronic liver disease due to bilharziasis or viral infection as well as in patients with peptic ulcers. The results showed different statistical values regarding liver cirrhosis, oesophageal varices, and bleeding. No doubt, the EGF was indirectly stimulated by the schistosomal and/or viral infection.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2000|
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