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World J Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;9(10):2332-4.

Serum malondialdehyde level in patients infected with Ascaris lumbricoides.

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Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Erciyes, University, Kayseri, Turkey. kiliceser@hotmail.com

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of the study was to investigate the changes of serum malondialdehyde level, i.e; the oxidative stress hypothesis in patients infected with Ascaris lumbricoides.

METHODS:

Serum malondialdehyde activity was measured in 43 patients who were positive for intestinal parasite of Ascaris lumbricoides. Scores were obtained for the positives and their age-and sex-matched 60 Ascaris lumbricoides negative healthy controls.

RESULTS:

The difference between malondialdehyde levels of patients infected with Ascaris lumbricoides and control group was statistically significant both for females (P<0.05) and for males (P<0.05). In the patient and control groups, no correlation was found between age and malondialdehyde levels (P>0.05) both in females and in males. In addition, no significant correlation could be found between malondialdehyde levels of both females and males for patients and control groups (P>0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Malondialdehyde levels clearly increase in patients infected with Ascaris lumbricoides.

PMID:
14562404
PMCID:
PMC4656489
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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