Elevated serum tumor necrosis factor alpha and ferritin may contribute to the insulin resistance found in HCV positive Egyptian patients.

@article{Elsammak2005ElevatedST,
  title={Elevated serum tumor necrosis factor alpha and ferritin may contribute to the insulin resistance found in HCV positive Egyptian patients.},
  author={Mohamed Yousry Elsammak and Wael Mohamed Mubarak Refai and Amel L Elsawaf and Ibrahim Saad Abdel-Fattah and E Abd Elatti and Abeer A Ghazal},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          527-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There is evidence of an increased incidence of insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Several mechanisms have been proposed, including inadequate insulin secretion or interference with signaling within the insulin receptor. We assessed serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) and ferritin levels as potential mediators of insulin resistance in HCV positive Egyptian patients. PATIENTS AND RESULTS Patients (n = 27) with HCV… CONTINUE READING

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