Plasma fibronectin and serum complement C3 levels in chronic active hepatitis following virus "B" versus virus "C" infection.

M. M. Abdel Rahman, M. S. el Nasr, S. A. Mahmoud, A. Soliman, M. M. Salama

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Abstract

Plasma fibronectin and serum complement C3 levels were estimated in 30 patients with chronic active hepatitis (CAH) post virus "B" and another 30 patients with CAH post virus "C" as well as 20 normal healthy subjects. Fibronectin level was significantly increased in CAH when compared to normal controls. Moreover, fibronectin level was significantly increased in CAH following virus "C" when compared to CAH following virus "B" hepatitis. Concerning complement C3 there was no significant changes in the different groups studied. We may conclude that CAH following virus "C" may lead to vigorous inflammatory damage than CAH following virus "B" infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-589
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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