Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme level as a marker of fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B

Purnak T., Beyazit Y., Oztas E., Yesil Y., Efe C., Torun S., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSTEM, vol.13, no.2, pp.244-249, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and aims: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a public health problem and affects nearly 350 million people worldwide. The present study was conducted in order to investigate the role of circulating angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in the context of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone in newly diagnosed chronic hepatitis B infection. Moreover the association between liver fibrosis and serum ACE levels was also investigated.