Serum Prohepcidin, Iron and Hepatic Iron Status in Chronic Hepatitis C in Egyptian Patients
Abstract Background/Aims: Patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) often have increased liver iron. Hepcidin has recently emerged as a key regulator for iron homeostasis. Therefore, we aimed to study the relationship between serum prohepcidin, serum iron indices, hepatic necro-inflammation, fibrosis and hepatic iron density and to determine the predictors of advanced fibrosis in those patients. Subjects and methods: Fifty CHC ... Read more