Serum Selenium Level in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
BACKGROUND: Selenium has been shown to protect against liver necrosis. Selenium deficiency has been involved in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B and C related hepatocellular damage. Serum selenium concentration in cirrhotics was found to be low, supportive selenium administration may be beneficial for them. Reduced selenium levels result in accumulation of lipid peroxides which accelerate the growth of hepatocellular ... Read more