Blood antioxidant levels in patients with alcoholic liver disease correlate with the degree of liver impairment and are not specific to alcoholic liver injury itself.

@article{Casteele2002BloodAL,
  title={Blood antioxidant levels in patients with alcoholic liver disease correlate with the degree of liver impairment and are not specific to alcoholic liver injury itself.},
  author={Marc Van de Casteele and Zahur Zaman and Marcel M M Zeegers and Roger Servaes and Johan M J Fevery and Frederik Nevens},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={985-92}
}
BACKGROUND Enhanced production of reactive oxygen species may play a pathogenic role in alcoholic liver injury. AIMS To investigate whether various antioxidant parameters in blood are affected in different stages of alcoholic liver disease and how specific the changes are relative to non-alcoholic cirrhosis. METHODS Patients with alcohol abuse without cirrhosis (n=14), with alcoholic cirrhosis [Child-Pugh scores A (n=9), B (n=5) and C (n=18)] and with non-alcoholic cirrhosis [Child-Pugh… CONTINUE READING