Serum Amyloid P‐Component as a Marker of Liver Involvement in Measles Infection

Yoram Levo, Shulla Wollner, Meir Shalit

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Abstract

The P‐component of amyloid (SAP) is a normal serum protein. Recent studies have pointed to the liver as the site of synthesis of SAP. Moreover, we have recently demonstrated a close correlation between serum level of SAP and the degree of liver impairment in patients with acute hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis, and cirrhosis. In the present study we have investigated liver involvement and serum SAP level during measles infection. Up to 80% of patients with measles had evidence of hepatic dysfunction. Serum SAP level was markedly decreased in patients with measles and correlated with the presence of liver involvement. Taken together, this finding suggests that serum SAP level might he a useful and sensitive indicator of liver disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1985

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