Significance of Serum and Ascitic Fluid C-Reactive Protein in Differential Diagnosis of Benign and Malignant Ascites


YÜKSEL İ. , Karaahmet F., Coskun Y., Kilincalp S., Hamamci M., Akinci H., ...More

DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, vol.59, no.10, pp.2588-2593, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10620-014-3205-4
  • Title of Journal : DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2588-2593

Abstract

The values of C-reactive protein (CRP) can prove useful in determining disease progress. Because of synthesis by the liver, production of CRP in response to inflammation may be attenuated in patients with liver dysfunction. This may result in differences interpreting CRP levels in patient with portal and non-portal hypertension ascites.