Evaluation of serum adenosine deaminase activity in viral hepatitis

Authors:G.Umaramani, K.Sameera, D.Suryanarayana
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2017-2019  |  PDF File

Abstract

Background: The evaluation of serum Adenosine deaminase in viral hepatitis patients may be considered a useful tool in monitoring clinical status of the disease. In this study serum ADA activity was estimated in viral hepatitis patients along with total bilirubin and liver enzymes. Materials and methods: 50 viral hepatitis patients (25males & 25 females) and 50 controls (25males & 25 females) were enrolled in the study. Adenosine deaminase, total bilirubin and liver enzymes were analyzed in both groups. Results: Adenosine deaminase levels were significantly increased in cases of Viral hepatitis compared to controls. Conclusion: We suggest that serum ADA levels are increased in Viral hepatitis patients. In the treatment of Viral hepatitis serum ADA levels should be considered a useful tool for monitoring liver condition.