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., ...Daha Fazla

BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.9, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1471-230x-9-16


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.