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Primary biliary cirrhosis-specific autoantibodies in first degree relatives of Greek primary biliary cirrhosis patients
AIM: To determine the prevalence and significance of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)-specific autoantibodies in first-degree relatives (FDRS) of Greek PBC patients. METHODS: The presence of antimitochondrial antibodies ...
Comparison of simplified score with the revised original score for the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis: A new or a complementary diagnostic score?
Background and aims: The International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group developed a simplified score for autoimmune hepatitis. We assessed this "new scoring system" and compared it with the International Autoimmune Hepatitis ...
Occult hepatitis B virus infection in patients with autoimmune liver diseases
Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is characterized by undetectable serum HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) but detectable HBV-DNA in serum or liver. To determine the prevalence and clinical impact of occult HBV in autoimmune ...
IgA antibodies against deamidated gliadin peptides in patients with chronic liver diseases
Background/aims: IgA antibodies against tissue-transglutaminase (anti-tTG-IgA) and IgA and IgG antibodies against deamidated gliadin peptides (anti-DGP-IgA and anti-DGP-IgG) are considered specific for celiac disease (CD) ...
Low Serum Hepcidin in Patients with Autoimmune Liver Diseases
Hepcidin, a liver hormone, is important for both innate immunity and iron metabolism regulation. As dysfunction of the hepcidin pathway may contribute to liver pathology, we analysed liver hepcidin mRNA and serum hepcidin ...