High serum hepatocyte growth factor levels in the acute stage of community-acquired infectious diseases
2002 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 34, no 2, 127-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Acute serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were studied in 6 clinical groups with (i) gastroenteritis, (ii) skin and soft tissue infection, (iii) urinary tract infection, (iv) septicemia, (v) influenza, and (vi) chronic hepatitis C in comparison with a normal control group using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method. We found that serum HGF levels were significantly higher in patients with acute infectious diseases (p < 0.0001) compared to patients with chronic viral hepatitis and healthy controls. Serum HGF and CRP levels were correlated significantly (r = 0.65, p < 10-7). We conclude that serum HGF levels are elevated in patients with acute infectious diseases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 34, no 2, 127-130 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26462DOI: 10.1080/00365540110077236Local ID: 11010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26462DiVA: diva2:247011