Does Interleukin-18 Play a Role in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy?


ÖNAL İ., AKDOĞAN M., ÖZTAŞ E., BALCI M., KURT M., KAÇAR S., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.58, no.106, pp.497-502, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 106
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-502

Abstract

Background/Aims: It has been suggested that the presence of inflammation may accentuate the neuropsychologic alterations in hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The aim of the study was to investigate any association between alterations in plasma levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-18 and HE.