Evaluation of ceruloplasmin levels in patients with pulmonary cystic echinococcus
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.
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