alexa Serum hyaluronic acid in healthy infants and children and its value as a marker of progressive hepatobiliary disease starting in infancy.
Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Sciences

Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology

Author(s): Trivedi P, Cheeseman P, Mowat AP

Abstract Share this page

Abstract We have established reference ranges for the concentrations of hyaluronic acid in serum from 397 infants and children and measured serum hyaluronic acid at presentation and 1 year follow-up in 37 infants who presented with hepatobiliary disease in the first 6 months of life. In health, hyaluronic acid concentrations fell progressively from median (10-90 percentile) values of 93 micrograms/l (49-153) at 1-3 months of age to 20 micrograms/l (9-40) at 2-3 years and 16 micrograms/l (6-32) at 4-18 years. In patients at presentation, the hyaluronic acid concentration was raised in 11 of 15 with biliary atresia, 6 of 11 with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and 6 of 11 with cryptogenic hepatitis of infancy. One year later, the 9 patients who developed progressive liver disease showed 2-6-fold increases in hyaluronic acid concentration while no increase was observed in the 28 with undetectable or mild disease. Increases in serum hyaluronic acid concentration appeared to be a better indicator of progressive liver disease in infancy than standard laboratory tests.
This article was published in Clin Chim Acta and referenced in Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version