Relationship of Oxidative Stress in Hepatitis B Infection Activity with HBV DNA and Fibrosis

@inproceedings{Duygu2012RelationshipOO,
  title={Relationship of Oxidative Stress in Hepatitis B Infection Activity with HBV DNA and Fibrosis},
  author={Fazilet Duygu and Hasan Karsen and Nurten Inan Aksoy and Abdullah Taskin},
  booktitle={Annals of laboratory medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate oxidative stress in various clinical forms of hepatitis B infection and to investigate its role in the development of the chronic form of the disease. METHODS Ninety-three patients with inactive hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) carrier state (IHBCS), 65 patients with chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB), and 42 healthy adults were included in the study. The following values were measured and compared in patient groups: total antioxidant… CONTINUE READING

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