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Clin Ter. 2013;164(2):e89-92. doi: 10.7417/CT.2013.1537.

Evaluation of ceruloplasmin levels in patients with pulmonary cystic echinococcus.

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Department of Chest Surgery, Harran University, Sanlıurfa, Turkey.

Abstract

AIM:

In this study, we aimed to evaluate serum CP levels in the serum samples before and after the surgical interventions in patients with pulmonary cystic echinococcus (CE).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Forty-eight patients with pulmonary CE who underwent surgery and 48 healthy individuals were enrolled to the study. Patients were divided in two groups; group 1 (n=48) consisted of patients with pulmonary CE, and group 2 (n=48) consisted of healthy subjects. Before and after surgical interventions serum CP levels were measured.

RESULTS:

Compared to group 2, group 1 had significantly higher CP levels at baseline (p <0.001). In group 1, CP levels were significantly decreased after the surgical intervention (p <0.001).

CONCLUSIONS:

The present study showed that CP levels increased in patients with pulmonary CE; chronic inflammation may cause these rises, and may be an immune response of the host, and these levels decreased after the surgical intervention.

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