Serum levels of the aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen and hyaluronan during resolving and nonresolving posttransfusion non-A, non-B hepatitis
1990 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 22, no 1, 11-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Serum levels of the aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) and hyaluronan were analysed before and during the acute, recovery and chronic phases of non-A, non-B (NANB) posttransfusion hepatitis (PTH) in 13 patients. All patients were discovered during a prospective study on NANB PTH in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. 7/13 (54%) patients resolved their hepatitis within 6 months after onset, whereas 6/13 (46%) went on to chronic hepatitis. In 5 of these 6 patients a liver biopsy during the chronic phase of the hepatitis showed chronic active hepatitis in 2 and chronic persistent hepatitis in 3. During the acute NANB PTH phase the mean serum PIINP level rose significantly as compared to prehepatitis levels and to levels in a reference group not developing hepatitis. Neither PIIINP levels nor hyaluronan levels, however, could differentiate patients with resolving from patients with nonresolving hepatitis. These markers should, however, be further evaluated as potential markers for development of fibrosis/cirrhosis during chronic hepatitis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1990. Vol. 22, no 1, 11-17 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122704PubMedID: 2108489OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-122704DiVA: diva2:310825