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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1470320311434241
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSTEM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-249

Abstract

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.