Serum procalcitonin and CRP levels in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a case control study.

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Oruc N. , Ozutemiz O. , Yuce G., Akarca U. S. , Ersoz G. , Gunsar F., ...More

BMC gastroenterology, vol.9, pp.16, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-230x-9-16
  • Title of Journal : BMC gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.16


Background: Both C reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) are well known acute phase reactant proteins. CRP was reported to increase in metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes. Similarly altered level of serum PCT was found in chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis. The liver is considered the main source of CRP and a source of PCT, however, the serum PCT and CRP levels in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were not compared previously. Therefore we aimed to study the diagnostic and discriminative role of serum PCT and CRP in NAFLD.