Altered Levels of Serum Protein Components in Adult Liver Disease

Original article


Essa M. Abdulla 1, M. J. Akhtar 1, Iqtidar Hosain 2

1-Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, rniversity of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.1. January 1979:21-24


The concentrations of 12 major serum components quantitated by radial immunodiffusion were compared with average values determined in a group of 86 control adult Libyans of both sexes with no sign of hepatic involvement. Patients presented with Portal cirrhosis, Primary biliary cirrhosis, Extra-hepatic biliary obstriwtion (carcinoma of the gall bladder), Viral Hepatitis (i.e. Acute, Chronic persistent, and Chronic active). Serum proteins estimated included immu,wglobulins G, M and A, alpha1-acid glycoprotein, alpha2HS-glycoprotein, alpha2-macroglobulin, beta-lipoprotein, prothrombin, transferrin, haptoglobulin, and complement components C3c and C4. Results suggestive of elevated or decreased blood protein component levels associated with a significant number of patients with liver disease are presented.

Keywords: Altered Levels of Serum Protein Components in Adult Liver Disease