Measuring plasma fibrinogen levels in patients with liver cirrhosis. The occurrence of proteolytic fibrin(ogen) degradation products and their influence on several fibrinogen assays.

In patients with liver cirrhosis the fibrinogen molecule is under constant attack of various proteolytic enzymes, which might affect results of the different assay systems for fibrinogen. We therefore studied the measurement of fibrinogen in the plasma of patients with mild, moderate and severe cirrhosis of the liver. Fibrinogen levels were measured with… CONTINUE READING