Thrombopoietin or interleukin-6 has no effect on thrombocytopenia of cirrhosis

Özer B., Serin E., SEZGIN N., Cosar A., GUCLU M., GUR G., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.54, no.76, pp.1187-1191, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 76
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1187-1191
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Background/Aims: We aimed to compare the level of thrombocytopenia in cirrhotic patients with HBV and those with HCV, and to investigate whether the reduced serum level of IL-6 in patients with HCV is responsible for the lower platelet count compared to those with HBV through the effect on serum thrombopoietin level.