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صفحه نخست /Increased serum levels of ...
عنوان
Increased serum levels of hepcidin and C-reactive protein in patients with brucellosis
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کلیدواژه‌ها
biomarker, brucellosis, C-reactive protein, hepcidin
چکیده
Background: Increased serum level of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a classic acute phase protein has commonly been reported in acute brucellosis. Hepcidin is also an acute phase protein and has a critical role in host defense. The aim of this study was to compare the level of hepcidin and CRP in patients with brucellosis. Methods: All patients with brucellosis referred to Sina Hospital during a 10-month period were included. Serum samples were checked for hepcidin levels in patients and also in the control group. Information on demographic and clinical characteristics was determined through completion of a questionnaire. Results: A total of 42 patients with brucellosis and 42 healthy controls were enrolled. The most common symptoms of brucellosis were fever (76%) and arthralgia (69%). The mean serum level of hepcidin in patients (42.6±11.7 pg/mL) was significantly higher than in the controls (17.3±4.2 pg/mL) (p<0.001). The mean serum levels of CRP in patients and controls were 12.6±12.2 and 3.1±2.4 mg/L, respectively (p=0.001). Conclusions: Increased serum levels of hepcidin in brucellosis can be considered a diagnostic biomarker of inflammation and active disease. Further studies are needed to identify the role of hepcidin as a host defense mechanism in brucellosis.
پژوهشگران سیدحمید هاشمی (نفر اول)، فرزانه اثنی عشری (نفر دوم)، فرناز گرگانی (نفر سوم)، حیدر طیبی نیا (نفر چهارم)، مژگان ممانی (نفر پنجم)