Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in patients with hepatitis B and meningitis

Ozden M., Kalkan A., Demirdag K., Denk A., KILIÇ GÜLTEKİN S. Ş.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION, vol.49, no.3, pp.229-235, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jinf.2003.12.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-235
  • Keywords: hepatocyte growth factor, chronic hepatitis B, meningitis, tuberculosis, cerebrospinal fluid, ELISA, LIVER-DISEASES, CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID, SCATTER FACTOR, C-MET, SERUM, EXPRESSION, RECEPTOR, BRAIN, REGENERATION, FAILURE
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Objectives. The present study investigates serum hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) levels in patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B and the relation between these Levels and intrahepatic inflammatory markers of the liver and fibrosis, as well as the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) HGF levels in patients with meningitis and the relation between these levels and CSF findings. To our knowledge this is the first study regarding CSF HGF levels in tuberculous meningitis.