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Volume 164 - Anno 2013 - Numero 2

Evaluation of ceruloplasmin levels in patients with pulmonary cystic echinococcus

doi: 10.7417/CT.2013.1537

di I. Eser, T. Ulas, I.C. Kurkcuoglu, H. Aydogan, F. Yalcin, Z.H.A. Sak, M.S. Aydın, A. Hazar, M.E. Demir, N. Aksoy

Aim. In this study, we aimed to evaluate serum CP levels in the serum samples before and after the surgical interventions in patients with pulmonary cystic echinococcus (CE).
Materials and Methods. Forty-eight patients with pulmonary CE who underwent surgery and 48 healthy individuals were enrolled to the study. Patients were divided in two groups; group 1 (n=48) consisted of patients with pulmonary CE, and group 2 (n=48) consisted of healthy subjects. Before and after surgical interventions serum CP levels were measured.
Results. Compared to group 2, group 1 had significantly higher CP levels at baseline (p <0.001). In group 1, CP levels were significantly decreased after the surgical intervention (p <0.001).
Conclusions. The present study showed that CP levels increased in patients with pulmonary CE; chronic inflammation may cause these rises, and may be an immune response of the host, and these levels decreased after the surgical intervention. Clin Ter 2013; 164(2):e89-92. doi: 10.7417/CT.2013.1537


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