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eISSN: 1643-3750

Evaluation of alpha -fetoprotein level in children with chronic HBV infection

Dariusz M. Lebensztejn, Maciej Kaczmarski, Stanisław Kreczko, Dorota Sienkiewicz

Med Sci Monit 1998; 4(2): CR304-307

ID: 502610

Published: 1998-03-02


The aim of the present work was the comparative evaluation of AFP level in blood serum of children with diagnosed chronic hepatitis B and with chronic carrier state of HbsAg. 63 children were included in the study (39 of them with histopathologically diagnosed chronic hepatitis and 24 with chronic HBs antigenemia). It was found that AFP level in blood serum was higher in the group of children with chronic hepatitis B (mean 8.9 ng/ml) than in group of HbsAg carriers (mean 3.0 ng/ml). The difference was statistically significant.

Keywords: Alpha-fetoprotein, chronic HBV infection, children



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