Comparison between Fibroscan and Serum Taurine for Early Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis in Egyptian Patients Infected with HCVIbrahim El Agouz1, Rabab Fouad2, Ramadan Ahmed3, Mohmmed El-Sayed2 and Amany Menshawy1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amany Menshawy
Faculty of Science, Zoology
Department, Cairo University, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 22, 2017; Accepted date: May 27, 2017; Published date: June 02, 2017
Citation: Agouza IE, Fouad R, Ahmed R, Sayed ME, Menshawy A (2017) Comparison between Fibroscan and Serum Taurine for Early Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis in Egyptian Patients Infected with HCV. Clin Med Biochem 3:127. doi:10.4172/2471-2663.1000127
Copyright: © 2017 Agouza IE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim: The aim is to evaluate the role of measuring serum taurine level as an early biomarker for detection and staging of hepatic fibrosis in comparison to Fibroscan.
Patients and methods: 70 patients who are positive HCV are classified into five groups according to the scoring of Fibroscan. 10 healthy subjects were also enrolled as control group. Full clinical examination and complete biochemical analysis in addition to fibroscan and serum taurine as new marker are performed for all the selected patients and volunteers.
Results: Results showed non-significant changes in the most Analytical data between the five groups of patients and control group, but a significant Increment in the serum level of ALT and AST in F4 Stage is noticed and marked decrease in platelets also found in F4. The most interesting point recorded is that Serum taurine levels were exhibited a value markedly lower than that recorded in control group and its decline was related to the severity of the diseases.
Conclusion: It is suggested that the assessment of taurine level in sera of all hepatic patients beside fibroscan are of great value in the early diagnosis of any fibrotic changes in liver.