Decreased ratio of CD4/CD8 lymphocytes might be predictive for successful interferon alpha and lamivudine combined therapy in childhood chronic hepatitis B infection: A preliminary study


GENEL F., UNAL F., OZGENC F., Aksu G. , AYDOGDU S., Kutukculer N. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, cilt.18, ss.645-650, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1440-1746.2003.03050.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.645-650

Özet

Background: In the development of chronic hepatitis with hepatitis B virus infection and in response to therapy, the immune status of the infected host plays a critical role. In this study, immunological variables were assessed in patients before interferon alpha and lamivudine therapy to determine if any pretreatment immunological parameter could be an indicator of response to therapy in childhood chronic hepatitis B infection.