THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM DNA LEVELS AND SEROLOGICAL MARKERS, ALT AND AST WITH LIVER HISTOLOGY IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS B PATIENTS


Kirisci O., Paksoy T., Caliskan A., Analan A., ÖZKAYA E. , Kirmaci B., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.32, no.6, pp.1805-1811, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_6_167
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1805-1811

Abstract

Introduction: Determination of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) by molecular methods is increasingly common. Together with biochemical and serological diagnostic methods and a histopathological assessment is important to detect necrosis, inflammation, and fibrosis in the liver. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) values are tests often used to predict the histological stages of chronic hepatitis.