Frequency of toxoplasmosis in patients with cirrhosis


Ustun S., Aksoy U., Dagci H. , Ersoz G.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.10, no.3, pp.452-454, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.452-454

Abstract

AIM: It is known that toxoplasmosis rarely leads to various liver pathologies, most common of which is granulomatose hepatitis in patients having normal immune systems. Patients who have cirrhosis of the liver are subject to a variety of cellular as well as humoral immunity disorders. Therefore, it may be considered that toxoplasmosis can cause more frequent and more severe diseases in patients with cirrhosis and is capable of changing the course of the disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of toxoplasmosis in patients with cirrhosis.