Does Interleukin-18 Play a Role in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy?

Onal I. K., Akdogan M., Oztas E., Balci M., Kurt M., Kacar S., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.58, no.106, pp.497-502, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 106
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-502
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: It has been suggested that the presence of inflammation may accentuate the neuropsychologic alterations in hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The aim of the study was to investigate any association between alterations in plasma levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-18 and HE.