Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme level as a marker of fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B


Purnak T., Beyazit Y., Oztas E. , Yesil Y., Efe C., Torun S., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSTEM, cilt.13, sa.2, ss.244-249, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1470320311434241
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSTEM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.244-249

Özet

Background and aims: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a public health problem and affects nearly 350 million people worldwide. The present study was conducted in order to investigate the role of circulating angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in the context of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone in newly diagnosed chronic hepatitis B infection. Moreover the association between liver fibrosis and serum ACE levels was also investigated.