ROLE OF ACUTE PHASE PROTEINS STATUS IN CHRONIC ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASESAbstract
Back ground: Alcoholic cirrhosis is a condition of irreversible liver disease due to the chronic inflammatory and toxic effects of ethanol on the liver. Acute alcoholic hepatitis occurs in habitual drinkers, often a period of increased alcohol intake. Although, the clinical features may mimic acute viral hepatitis. Progression of liver fibrosis to cirrhosis is dangerous as well as potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when inflammation and scarring damage. Several biochemical parameters are altered in this condition .A combination of tests are useful for diagnosis of cirrhosis.
Aim & objective: The aim of the study evaluates the possible association between the acute phase proteins along with other biochemical parameters in alcoholic liver disease.
Materials and methods: A total 30 chronic alcoholic liver disease patients between the ages of 32 and 60 years are selected for the study group, 30 healthy age matched healthy individuals are selected as a control group. All the parameters are analyzed by conventional standardized methods and compared between the two groups.
Results: The mean levels of acute phase proteins Transferrin, alpha 1 antitrypsin are significantly decreased. CRP and sialic acid levels are significantly increased chronic alcoholic liver disease patients.
Conclusion: Evaluation of plasma acute phase proteins (transferrin, alpha 1 antitrypsin, CRP) & sialic acid are potentially useful diagnostic markers for the assessment of chronic alcoholic liver disease along with other biochemical parameters.
IJPSRN. Santhosh Kumar*, K. Balu Mahendran , Mohammad Anwar , K.N. Kalaivanam R. Bheemasen and E. Gnana Desigan
Ph. D scholar, Division of Biochemistry, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar-608002, Tamil Nadu, India
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