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Ter Arkh. 2009;81(11):49-52.

[Comparative assessment of bile and blood cholesterol, pigment, and protein metabolic parameters in patients with cholelithiasis in the presence and absence of opisthorchiasis].

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Abstract

AIM:

to study the regularities of lithogenesis in patients with cholelithiasis (CL) and opisthorchiasis.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS:

Fifty-one patients with CL and opisthorchiasis were examined. Comparison groups comprised 32 with CL without opisthorchiasis and 14 patients with opisthorchiasis without CL. All the patients underwent a comprehensive examination involving laboratory and ultrasound studies.

RESULTS:

Opisthorchis invasion leads to increases in vesicular and hepatic bile cholesterol saturation and bile albumin levels due to intrahepatic ductal cholestasis, to a rise in bile unconjugated bilirubin concentration, which is caused by the activation of proliferative inflammation in the bile ducts and by the increased deposits of bilirubin complexes resulting from higher bile globulin levels.

CONCLUSION:

In opisthorchiasis, bile lithogenic factors mostly activate in the development of CH in patients with significant manifestations of cholestasis, angiocholitis with the most preserved concentration function of the gallbladder.

PMID:
20141014
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