The sera of 123 patients with microscopically confirmed chronic liver disease of different types were examined for the serum haptoglobin, haemopexin, α-1-antitrypsin and orosomucoid concentrations. In chronic persistent hepatitis, no appreciable changes were found. In chronic aggressive hepatitis and in the postnecrotic cirrhosis of the liver the haptoglobin concentration was reduced while it increased in fatty infiltration of the liver, in alcoholic cirrhosis and in cholangiohepatitis. The haemopexin concentration was reduced in cirrhosis of the liver, and increased in hyperlipoproteinaemia, regardless of the presence of fatty infiltration, and also in chronic cholangiohepatitis. The α-1-antitrypsin level increased in alcoholic cirrhosis, and the orosomucoid level decreased in postnecrotic cirrhosis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta medica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1977|
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